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Post Divorce Parenting Holiday Schedules

Holidays are special days for children and can be a stressful and emotional time for parents. For these reasons, it is important to give extra thought and consideration to holidays when preparing parenting time schedules.

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Options For Holiday Parenting Time Schedules

There are many options to consider when structuring a holiday schedule. Parents may chose to alternate holidays from year to year, agreeing that the child will spend specific holidays (for example Thanksgiving) with mom during even years and with dad during odd years. Other parents may choose to establish “traditions” and agree that the child will spend certain holidays with mom and certain holidays with dad (for example, the child will spend every Christmas Eve with mom and every Christmas Day with dad). Holidays to consider may include: