Halloween may not be an adult’s favorite holiday, but for a kid, it is one of the best nights of the year. Endless candy, getting to dress up as their favorite character, pumpkins, and so much more amazing fun makes it one of the most fun holidays. For separated parents, this fun holiday can be challenging. We have listed some different options for how you can make Halloween an amazing memory for your child.
Make Plans Early
Most parents like to wait to make Halloween plans until the week before Halloween because their kids change their mind last minute about their costumes or where they want to go trick-or-treating. However, when you are making plans as separated parents, it is important to make your plans early. You and your child’s parent will need to discuss plans for the roles that will take place on Halloween. Weather it is trick-or-treating together or splitting up the evening, early planning is helpful.
When you have to spend a holiday without your child, it leaves you feeling like you are missing out on special moments. If you have your child for the holiday, you should consider sending pictures and updates to your child’s parent, that way they can feel like they were a part of the special day.
Respect the Rules
If you have the holiday with your child, you should still respect your former partner’s wishes. If they have rules about candy, checking in, or curfew, you should remind your child of the rules, if it is in their best interest. If your child has a phone, consider turning on their location, so your former partner can monitor their location throughout the night.
It is important to keep the holiday carefree for your child. If you are in need of mediation services this holiday season, contact us at (615) 890-3656.