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Holiday Tips for Single Parents – Tip 25

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Holidays can create anxieties and conflicts for single and divorced parents. The following suggestion may help you better manage and enjoy your holiday season.
Tip #25
It’s all about Jesus! Enjoy today, it’s Christmas Day! Remember what today symbolizes. Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ, the one and only Son of God. Born of a Virgin to come to earth to save us of our sins. What a wonderful day today is. CELEBRATE and GIVE THANKS to Almighty God! Merry Christmas…
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Holiday Tips for Single Parents – Tip 24

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Holidays can create anxieties and conflicts for single and divorced parents. The following suggestion may help you better manage and enjoy your holiday season.
Tip #24
Socialize. Don’t hibernate. Insecure feelings may tempt you to isolate, but force yourself to go out even if it’s only for a short time.
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Holiday Tips for Single Parents – Tip 23

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Holidays can create anxieties and conflicts for single and divorced parents. The following suggestion may help you better manage and enjoy your holiday season.
Tip #23
Accept the difficulty of this time of year and your loss. Remind yourself that it’s a season and it will pass.
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Holiday Tips for Single Parents – Tip 22

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Holidays can create anxieties and conflicts for single and divorced parents. The following suggestion may help you better manage and enjoy your holiday season.
Tip #22
Consider spreading out your holiday celebrations, employing several scaled-down events rather than celebrating only the “big times” (e.g. Christmas Day, Christmas Eve).
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Holiday Tips for Single Parents – Tip 21

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Holidays can create anxieties and conflicts for single and divorced parents. The following suggestion may help you better manage and enjoy your holiday season.
Tip #21
Give yourself a break and keep it simple. Pinterest and DIY sites are very creative, but don’t let yourself get bogged down with all the things that people are suggesting you “should” do with your kids. Play to your strengths: if you tend to be more of an outdoor person, take your children to a Christmas tree farm; if you tend to be more of a baker, then cook a holiday meal together; if crafting is your thing, then stick to simple projects the kids can do mostly by themselves (and they will feel better about it if they did most of the work).
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25 Holiday Tips for Single Parents – Get Free PDF

Holiday Tips for Single Parents - 25
25 Holiday Tips for Single Parents
Holidays can create anxieties and conflicts for single and divorced parents.
The following suggestions may help you better manage and enjoy your holiday season.
It’s difficult not to feel the holidays – the decorations, the carols, and the inundation of sales everywhere. But perhaps your journey into singlehood is leaving you feeling more like The Grinch; the lack of funds, multiple life changes, and children who may still be reeling from loss or divorce, may cause difficulties for this “jolly” time of year that weren’t present before. As a single parent it’s important to dawn some new perspectives regarding the holidays as well.
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Holiday Tips for Single Parents – Tip 20

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Holidays can create anxieties and conflicts for single and divorced parents. The following suggestion may help you better manage and enjoy your holiday season.
Tip #20
Make some time for yourself. Being a single parent can bring some enormous challenges, in and of itself,; but during the holidays, it may be even more important that you participate in activities that nourish yourself. Enjoying time to yourself will help you enjoy the time you have with your kids even more.
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Holiday Tips for Single Parents – Tip 19

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Holidays can create anxieties and conflicts for single and divorced parents. The following suggestion may help you better manage and enjoy your holiday season.
Tip #19
Focus on what the holidays will truly mean to your family. Ideally, the holidays should mean more than just buying presents for each other. If you have religious beliefs surrounding Christmas, make sure you ground yourself in the “spirit” the holidays are meant to convey; involve yourself in the religious activities focusing on the hope, peace, and love the Holiday season is meant to bring.
Santa, toys, and cookies can be fun, but, as most material “things” lack true significance, the holidays can seem even more empty once all the boxes have been opened and the pretty paper and glistening bows are rammed/stuffed into a normal everyday garbage bag.

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Holiday Tips for Single Parents – Tip 18

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Tip #18
Holidays can create anxieties and conflicts for single and divorced parents. The following suggestion may help you better manage and enjoy your holiday season.
Tip #18
It is easy to get caught up in the commercialism of the holiday season so that having a good time often gets reduced to what to buy, wear or use. Celebrating the holidays is so much more than merely going through a check-list of must-have gifts or even to-do customs. Bring back the focus on the simpler and more meaningful aspects of the holiday season and you will not only able to survive it as a single parent but also enjoy it wholeheartedly.
To get a free PDF entitled “25 Holiday Tips for Single Parents” go to
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