A Beaverton, OR Divorce Lawyer Offers Tips for Ex-Spouses on Halloween

October 30th, 2015

The last blog discussed the importance of remembering to discuss Halloween in your parenting plans.  This blog will offer some advice to parents regarding Halloween.

These tips include:

  1. Keep your kids informed.

Consider letting children know what is happening on Halloween well in advance.  This way they will not have different expectations.

  1. Try not to put the kids in the middle.

Asking your children where they want to spend the holiday may be uncomfortable as children may feel it is a test of their allegiance.

  1. Share your children with each other.

If it is at all possible, maybe consider sharing the time during a holiday so that all participate. Each parent could have half of the time, or the children could get ready with one parent and trick or treat with the other.

  1. Treat each other well.

It is very helpful for children to see their parents getting along and respecting each other over the holidays.  Maybe try to keep everything positive, taking opportunities to remove stress.

  1. Make your own plans.

If it is your turn to be alone this year, try not to make a big deal about it.  Consider getting together with friends of family.  It is important to make sure that your child is not feeling that you are left out over the holidays

This may create guilt in them and prevent them from having a good time.

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