Holidays – You Can Survive…
The secret is to plan ahead for holidays.
Don’t try to escape or hide from them.
Gravitate towards relatives or close friends as much as possible.
At first, holidays or anniversaries will not be fun or something to look forward to.
After you learn to reinvent the holidays – they will again become times that you and your children will look forward to.
Don’t do the same old things – get creative, make them fun again.
Make “New Normal” holidays.
According to a recent survey, 71% of single parents believe Christmas Eve is the hardest holiday to get through.
Holidays are important to you and especially your children.
Holidays are really “BIG DEALS”.
Holidays and Fun go together.
Holidays and Family go together.
Thus Holidays, Fun and Family go together.
Learning and inventing new ways to celebrate holidays is not always easy or pain free.
Involve all your children in how to handle family holidays, now.
Will the pain of each holiday go away gradually? Yes, yes and yes! Each will get easier.
On holidays, you and your children must continue to observe, (now without a spouse or a parent), try to establish new traditions.
“Come, woo me, woo me; for now I am in a holiday humor,
and like enough to consent.”