Thursday, December 22, 2011

How to Survive the Holidays

Happy holidays, everyone.
As we approach the holiday season, it is important to remember that, regardless of what may have happened in the past, the focus should be on the future. Take a few minutes to acknowledge everything good in your life (and I know there's plenty!) and fight off the urge to focus on what you don't like, or wish you didn't have (or would like to have).

For those of you with children, remember that they are constantly watching the adults around them and learning from them. So rather than think of all the pain that a broken relationship has put you through, think of what that relationship resulted in: your child. Don't criticize the child's other parent in his or her presence, prevent others from doing so, and work with the other parent to establish a holiday schedule that works for both of you, but that puts the emphasis on your child and what would be in his or her best interest. Yes, there will likely be last minute requests to change the holiday schedule, but a calm and cooperative mindset will make getting through the holidays without conflict a breeze. Here's to a peaceful holiday season.

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