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Co-parenting during the holidays

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Set Expectations for Kids’ Gifts

Parents have the tendency to go overboard with gifts for their children during this season. To eliminate the appearance of trying to buy your kids’ affection, decide jointly on a budget for presents. Whether that’s $5 or $500, agree to spend equally. Also, consider communicating what you plan to purchase. You will avoid buying duplicate gifts if your child asks for the same thing from both of you.

 

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Facing the holiday season after divorce

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Facing the holiday season after divorce may be one of the hardest adjustments you encounter as a co-parent. With emotions running high at that time of year, it can feel impossible to see past the uprooting of beloved traditions and focus on building something new. Allow yourself some space to grieve, but don’t allow a strict adherence to past traditions overcome your enjoyment of family and friends.

 

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Dealing with divorce during the holidays

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Prepare your children for what the holidays will look like. It’s important that they know what to expect. Children always do better emotionally when they are in the know. Encourage them to have fun with their other parent because that’s the main goal — that they enjoy spending time with each of you during the holidays. Remember that you are not in a competition with their other parent.

 

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The best gift you can give your children this holiday season: You

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So keep the phrase “be kind” in mind as you navigate the season (and for the rest of the year!) Your kids are watching, and if they see you treating your coParent with kindness, respect and civility, they will learn that even when dealing with conflict, they should always treat people kindly.

 

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