A lot of intense situations can arise, such as matters involving child custody or child visitation, can come up when a divorced parent with children remarries. That usually stirs up emotional issues for all of the parties involved, such as the parent who is remarrying, the ex and children, the person they are marrying, and their new stepchildren (if the person they are marrying has kids as well).
The holidays can be an emotionally tricky time for new stepfamilies and the individuals connected to them during the holiday season. Having a clear schedule and setting up clear plans regarding where the children will be during the holidays, can help prevent unnecessary drama during the holiday season.The first step is to have clear communication with all parties involved.
Another helpful tip is to have the right attitude and demeanor as the holidays are approaching. Having a positive attitude, being kind to the other spouses and children, can allow the holiday season to flow seamlessly so that everyone can remain in a great mood.
If you recently have had new additions to your family, try celebrating old past family traditions as well as starting some new ones. With this approach, it will allow you to keep some of the familiarity of the holidays for children, while also giving them the chance to form new experiences with their new stepfamily.
There are numerous actions for parents to take that are starting a new step-family in order to help make the holiday season emotionally easier for everyone involved.
While the holiday season can be difficult for stepfamilies at times, it can also contain moments of great joy and fun. Let's remember to feel grateful during this holiday season and appreciate all the wonderful people and things in our life.
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