The winter holiday season isn’t that far off. Even though you might not want to think about right now, you may need to if there are issues about the holiday parenting schedule that need to be hashed out before Thanksgiving break. For many parents, there is a standard schedule that the child follows during these festive times.
It is always best to think about what is best for the kids when there are possible changes that need to happen. For example, if one parent has family coming in from out of town but the children are supposed to be with the other parent, it might be best to change up the parenting time schedule some to allow the kids to see those family members.
One good thing about remaining flexible is that your children can enjoy the best of spending time with both parents. You might even find that the schedule changes work better for you. When you and your ex can work as a team to come up with arrangements that are best for your children, the kids are the ones who benefit.
Another thing to think about with the busy season coming up is that you might have events to attend that your ex will also go to. This requires you have a good set of base rules. One that is imperative is mutual respect. No badmouthing at all. Anything that is contentious shouldn’t be brought up at these events. Instead, focus on the children and do your best to ensure they feel the love and security that comes from both parents being there to support them.