December 20, 2006

Visitation and Holiday Stress in Illinois

With the end of the year Holidays come some unique stressors for nonresidential parents....what to do with the kids now that Dad or Mom is on his/her own for the first time?

Divorce and post-divorce can be a period of transition, awakening, and new discovery. No one needs to suffer during the holidays, and the holidays can be a chance to rekindle old traditions, set new traditions, or develop some creative ideas for the parenting time during the holidays. In other words, if your family of origin would go snowmobiling, for example, on Christmas Day, why not rekindle this way to spend Christmas Day? Celebrate, and don't suffer! The kids will embrace this new holiday horizon.

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