Simple steps to make the holidays happy for kids with two homes

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Family Law on December 17, 2015.

Some residents of Vancouver, British Columbia, look forward to the holidays all year. While there are many things that make in enjoyable, not everyone feels that way. It can be a difficult time of year for some. People who may fall into that category include those who share custody of their children with an ex. While parents may have a hard time dealing with the situation, the focus should be on the needs of the children and making it a good time of year for them. In this post we will provide some tips that could make the holidays full of joy for kids who have two homes.

The first thing is to pay attention to what your children are telling you they need. Even if the thing they are asking for is impossible, just showing them that you care about what they have to say by listening attentively could make them feel good.

Also, be aware that children cannot always express what it is they need. Work to determine just what it is they are trying to communicate. They are often seeking security and comfort and should know that it is okay for them to love both parents.

There is no question that matters involving children and their schedules can be trying for parents who are no longer together, and establishing a custody plan after a relationship ends can be difficult. When possible however, adopting a flexible approach from the beginning could result in a positive outcome for all involved. Working with a lawyer who has a thorough understanding of custody matters in B.C., is also advisable.

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