Divorce can be stressful for children as their lives begin to dramatically change from what they were before their parents decided to separate. The holidays can be an exceptionally difficult time because they are often focused around family traditions and rituals. When one parent is suddenly missing from the festivities, it can be an emotional time for children of divorce.
The holidays can be a confusing time for children of divorce and a scheduling headache for parents, especially those who are new to divorce. Co-parenting can help those who are spending the holidays apart for the first time this year. A child custody order may set out the exact times that each parent is to have the children over the holidays, but the specific details may be hard to navigate this season.