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2 things to consider about holiday parenting 

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2022 | Child Custody and Visitation

The holiday season is filled with fun activities that can lead to great memories. Divorced parents have to take the time to work out plans for their children. This can help ensure the kids continue enjoying their holiday season. 

Children will often look forward to spending the holidays with both sides of their family. One of the most important things for parents to remember is that they should encourage their children to enjoy their time with family, even if it’s the other parent’s family.

Flexibility is important

Throughout the rest of the year, you and your ex probably follow a predictable schedule. The holiday season often involves various gatherings that could include family members the children don’t see often. Both parents should try to be as flexible as possible so the kids can spend time with all those family members. Adjusting the parenting time schedule a little to give the children as much holiday fun as they can handle should result in good memories for them.

Joint activities might be necessary

There are some activities the children participate in that might make it necessary for you and your ex to attend at the same time. Setting the expectations now is crucial. There shouldn’t be any arguing or contentious discussions during these activities. Everyone should remain civil and respectful. The focus must be on encouraging the children to do their best and have fun. 

Ultimately, you have to do what’s best for the children. The parenting plan should have terms in it that you can refer to if there are issues. Those should be set based on the child’s current needs, and they can be modified in the future if those needs change.