It’s the most wonderful time of year, unless you are going through a divorce and or a child custody litigation. Too often parents take every opportunity to “stick it to” the other parent. But the holidays are all about the children. Make sure your children spend quality time with the other parent as agreed and scheduled and that your children believe that you hope they have a good time with the other parent. Make sure your children have nice gifts and a loving card for the other parent, and other grandparents. This is for your children, not your ex or soon to be ex and in laws.
You must remember that no matter what you are going through now, you would not have your children without the other parent. Its okay to hate your spouse or ex spouse as a spouse, but never as a parent. Half of your child is that other parent, only half is you. If you truly love and cherish your children, and hold their best interests paramount, then you love and cherish the entire child, not just half that is you. No matter what the other parent says or does, rise above for the sake and love of your children, especially during the holidays!
Happy and Healthy Holidays, and wishing you a prosperous New Year! Now make sure your children have that too. Don’t ruin the holidays for your children.