Taking Hurt Out Of The Holiday When Parents Are Divorced
DETROIT (WWJ) – The holiday season is a time to spend with family — but what’s the best way for parents to handle the two household holiday?
Jessica Woll with Woll & Woll, a family law firm in Southfield, says it’s important for both parents to be “child-centric.”
“You are always focused at the holiday time on what is going to best for your kids … childhood is fleeting, so you want to make sure every holiday is the best it can possible be for your children,” said Woll. “You can ask yourself, ‘what would be best for the kids, what can I do to make it special for them?’”
She says it’s best to take the mystery out of the schedule by creating a lot of boundaries – “you have from this time to this time … therefore there’s not a mystery there in terms of flexibility when it doesn’t work. So sometimes you need to have better rules established in the schedule when parents don’t get along well.”
Woll says it’s very important for parents to be flexible when it comes to their kids.