Holiday Tips for Single Parents – Tip 15
Holidays can create anxieties and conflicts for single and divorced parents. The following suggestion may help you better manage and enjoy your holiday season.
Reach out to others. Networking with other single-parent families is often a great way of dealing with stress brought on during holidays. If possible, plan the Christmas lunch with another family – this will not only save on expenses but also allow for the distribution of labor necessary to come up with a traditional spread. Again if you wish to attend midnight mass at your church, see if you can go with another single-parent family. Being together will not only lessen the pain of missing the other parent but will enrich the celebrations since you and your kids will be able to better relate to other single-parent families.
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