Maintaining the Holiday Season With Social Distancing

     


Maintaining the Holiday Season With Social Distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many lives, for better or for worse.  Some States or towns are deciding to limit social gatherings and/or lockdown for Thanksgiving.  (Please check your local news for details).  Depending on how things go, we may also experience a similar lockdown during Christmas.  If this is the case, the holidays may be more challenging for families that are going through divorce..  Here are a few things to consider.

CO-PARENTING

If you are co-parenting your children, both parents need to first discuss how they want to social distance while celebrating the holidays.  If one parent doesn’t want to celebrate, do not tell your children that your he/she doesn’t want to celebrate.  Instead, mention that you both came to the decision to not celebrate and will celebrate differently, at least this year.

PLANNING

With what we’re facing this year, the last thing you should do is “wing it.”  Have a plan if in case there is some form of  lockdown implemented.   Make sure you also have a plan if someone tests positive with COVID-19 so that you have an alternative plan to celebrating the holiday.

SCHEDULING

Depending on your State and / or local government, a lockdownmay limit persons within a social gathering.  We suggest that you check your local news or possibly your town’s website for more information.  If there is no lockdown or the town haslimited the number of persons allowed at a gathering,one possible alternative is to schedule not one, but two or more holiday gathering events per holiday so that quality time is spent among all friends and family.

Remember that how you celebrate the holidays will affect your children.   At the end of the day, if the holiday ends in a positive light, your children will benefit and you will be all the better for it.


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