Co-parenting During the Holidays

Co-parenting can be tricky. Try these tricks to take the sting out of awkward moments.

The holidays are an exciting time for gathering together with loved ones and stirring up some holiday cheer but, when families transition and holidays start to look a little less than ‘normal’— it can be an all-out emotional struggle.

Tips for Co-parenting through the holidays:

The name of the game here is mental health. When co-parenting during the holidays, it’s important to recognize that what you are experiencing is normal— and normal looks a lot of different ways. Everyone copes differently. In the midst of changing traditions, missing children, and painful memories it’s important to approach the holidays with a plan for your overall mental health.

  • Get Specific. Yes, easier said than done. However, when it comes to pick-up and drop-off this area tends to create a lot of stress. With holiday plans are in the balance, it helps if everyone can commit to being on time.