Excited or not, Christmas is fast approaching, and whilst there are the usual stresses of ensuring you have ordered the turkey and have enough chairs for everyone, for some families the logistics of Christmas are even more complicated and stressful.
For separated parents, agreements often need to be made regarding where the children will be for Christmas Day, with many families alternating which parent the children spend the day with each year.
It can of course be difficult for the parent spending Christmas without their children. The attached article therefore provides some suggestions on how to make the best of the situation. I think the key message to take away from the article is that the children's best interests should always be at the forefront in order to ensure that Christmas is a positive and enjoyable time for them.
Whether the decision about where the children will be staying for Christmas is agreed between parents or requires determination by a court, it is important to ensure the children’s wishes and feelings take priority.