Sunday, December 28, 2008

Helping children survive the holidays

A bit behind on my postings but going ahead with How divorced parents can help children survive the holidays from UPDATES IN MICHIGAN FAMILY LAW. As I was reminded by my seven year old stepson last night, his Christmas vacation is not other - yet.

"Whatever parents do during the holidays, they should keep foremost in their minds that holidays are meant to be magical for children. They should be attuned to their child’s emotions during this sensitive time. The holidays are a good time for parents embroiled in separation disagreements to find a common ground, to put aside their differences, and allow their child to enjoy the magic of the season. Showing your child compassion for the sadness he is experiencing and teaching him coping strategies will not only help him through this first, post divorce holiday season but also long after the holidays pass."

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