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Two homes, one Christmas: surviving the festive season as separated parents

Date:21 DEC 2018
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Tis the season to be jolly but for those divorced or separated parents, and their children it can be the season for stress and disappointment.

But it does not have to be that way. Of course, managing Christmas post-separation is no easy feat but with some careful planning, compromise and putting the children first you may find some peace this festive season after all.

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Christmas is chaotic but organising a co-parenting schedule on top of everything else is never going to be easy.

  • Where are the children going to spend Christmas?
  • Is the time going to be split between Mum’s and Dad’s house?
  • If so, how long are they going to spend at each parent’s home?
  • Or are they going to spend the whole period with one parent, with the other parent getting them the next year?

But remember as hard as this can be for the parents, it can be just as difficult for the children. After all, they may not want to appear to favour one parent over the other and may feel guilty when they must make a choice.

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