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Planning for Holidays During the Pandemic

Nov 24, 2020 | COVID-19 Pandemic

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving! Consider these tips for safer ways to enjoy the upcoming holiday season. 

  • Talk about your plans ahead of time. Make your plans in advance, if possible, and tell your kids what is happening, when and why. Kids can adjust to lots of changes, but uncertainty and indecision increases stress and anxiety.
  • Go over the rules in advance. Will everyone be tested before coming? Where do we stand on hugging? What are our rules about masks? Avoid awkwardness and conflict by making agreements ahead of time.
  • Focus on what you can do. Think about which holiday rituals are most meaningful to you, and then come up with some ideas for how to continue those traditions in a new way.
  • Create new traditions. Think of this year as an opportunity to start new traditions and think creatively. Talk with your children and extended friends and family about new ways to make this holiday season special, and how to stay connected, despite the challenges of the pandemic.

The attorneys at Drury Pullen, A Professional Law Corporation are available to assist you with your family law needs during these challenging times.  Feel free to call us 24/7 at (805) 879-7523 and leave a message if you do not reach a live person.  Calls will be returned as they are received.  You are also welcome to contact us via the Contact Us page on our website.  We remain available to our clients and community with remote services such as court filings, negotiations, mediation and emergency services.  Please follow us on Instagram @CaliforniaDivorce and come back to this blog for more information.

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