If you are co-parenting with someone you do not live with, you may have to take extra time to make sure everyone is happy over the holidays. Oftentimes, there is a great deal of stress for children as they are taken from one parents’ home to another. Please think of your children and the holiday memories you are creating for them. Do you want them to recall all the good times such as baking cookie and the anticipation of Santa Claus? Or are you setting them up to remember arguments, tension, fighting and putting them in the middle of adult disputes? You and your co-parent should make sure you work together on resolutions, making sure your agreements are in writing and above all: put your childrens’ needs above your own!