Some of the hardest times after divorce are the holidays. Depending on your custody arrangements, you might not spend Christmas—or any of the long winter break—with your children. While that's sad for everyone, it doesn't mean your kids can't have a joyful holiday. It's up to you and your co-parent to ensure that happens.
Start by making all the big decisions in person. You'll have to look each other in the eyes and empathize with each other's disappointments. It also leaves less up to interpretation, which happens over email and texts.