The holiday season is a time for making memories, but it can be a difficult time for people who are embarking on a co-parenting journey. There are several things that you need to think about if you’re trying to make plans for the holidays.
One of the first things you need to do is to make sure you know what the parenting time schedule is for the special days of the year. This lets you know when you can plan special outings or activities with the children.
Flexibility is important
Both parents want to spend time with their children, and that’s understandable. The holidays are a time when family members from out of town might come in to visit. Instead of trying to hold to the parenting time schedule exactly, it might be best for the kids if both parents give in some to changes that enable the children to enjoy those family members and events with both sides of their family.
New traditions can be fun
The traditions you had when you were married might not be possible now. Take the time to create new traditions with the children. This can be something simple like having hot chocolate at home after going to view the holiday lights. Making memories that last and having things to look forward to are what matter.
Anyone who’s going through a child custody matter should ensure they understand their rights and responsibilities. This includes knowing what the parenting plan says about holidays. It’s best to work with someone who can help you find solutions to the issues at the center of your case, even if those solutions have to be a bit more creative than standard.