Do’s and don’ts for the holiday season
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2016 is almost a distant memory, and you too may be wondering where the year has gone. Although the festive season is usually referred to as the season of goodwill and hope, anecdotally it can be anything but. As families gather for festive celebrations, this can lead to frayed tempers, strained relationships and even disputes. On a positive note, sometimes people decide to make life changing decisions to start the year. Here are some do’s and don’ts to consider:
Do try and make the most of the festive season with your family and loved ones.
Do try and remember this time can be stressful for more than one reason. Towards the end of the year we all get grouchy but it’s important to ensure that doesn’t affect our relationship with our loved ones.
Do try to reflect on the past year and talk to your family about both the good things that may have happened in the last year but also the negative things that you would like to make sure will not be repeated.
Do not leave planning your parenting arrangements until the last minute. This can create issues where people may have already made plans but these can be thrown out or upset by leaving something until the last minute.
Don’t let conflict escalate. The last thing you want to do is have Christmas for the kids ruined by conflict in the family.
Don’t make New Year’s resolutions without properly thinking them through or without speaking to a helping professional or trusted adviser who can act as your sounding board. From all of us at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law, we extend to you the compliments of the season and wish you a happy and prosperous 2017.