Christmas time can be a tough time for divorced parents. Sharing the holidays can be hard on parents and children when they are not able to celebrate Christmas traditions on a preferred date. Christmas time doesn’t have to be frustrating, and if you plan properly, you can make Christmas a fun time for you, your child, and your child’s parent.

The most important thing that you can do when preparing for the holidays, is discussing a plan with your child’s parent. Co-parenting is all about compromises, so you need to be open minded when discussing plans. For example, celebrating Christmas with your child on Christmas Eve may not have been your ideal tradition, but you may need to discuss what is best for your child. If you don’t get Christmas day, you could discuss getting to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. Whatever the plan may be, you should always make sure that it is what is best for your child.

Your Christmas may be different this year, but you can still make it a special time for your child. Plan fun activities, such as baking cookies or watching Christmas movies. There are many ways that you can make the most of the holidays and maximize the time that you have.

If you have been through a divorce, we know how hard it can be. Murfreesboro Family Law is always here to help in any way we can. If you are currently going through a divorce and need an attorney, contact us at (615) 890-3656.