Depression Treatment Before and After the Holidays Can Help With Co-Parenting

Depression treatment with Terri Clinton Dichiser of Take Charge, Inc. during the holidays can help a parent who shares parenting time of a child or children and misses out on some of the special days deal with the loss and create new meaning. Terri also offers co-parenting counseling to parents in the divorce process or already divorced trying to implement the holiday parenting plan. The goal of co-parenting counseling is to have a cooperative parenting relationship while living separate lives.

The upcoming holiday season can include Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. If your child is in school it can also include your child’s winter break. Both parents want to be with the child during these holidays and during this time of year because parents typically have time off work and your child has time off from school. These holidays and winter break are an important part of your holiday schedule when sharing split time.

Depression Treatment at Take Charge Inc can help with co-parenting.

Depression treatment can be a way to help a parent cope during the holidays and with the changes. Co-parenting counseling helps you develop the time with the children during the holidays, if both parties are willing to work with each other. Although parents have made the decision to live life apart, they will be parents together for the rest of their lives. Co-parenting helps divorcing or divorced parents continue to raise their children together, while living separate individual lives.

Here are some ways that parents can work together during the holidays to ensure they both get to spend time with their children:

  • Alternate holidays every year. You can assign holidays to each parent for even years and then swap the holidays in odd years. With this arrangement, you won’t miss spending a holiday with your child more than one year in a row.
  • Split the holiday in half. You can split the day of the holiday so that your child spends part of the day with each parent. This arrangement requires planning and coordination because you don’t want your child to spend holidays traveling all day.
  • Schedule a holiday twice. You can schedule time for each parent to celebrate a holiday with your child. For example, one parent can celebrate Christmas with the child on Dec. 20th and the other parent on the 25th.

If divorced parents can’t get along, Terri can provide effective tools to help parents not only relate and communicate with each other, but to establish an amicable relationship that extends beyond the parenting roles.

If you feel like the upcoming holidays are already getting you down, Depression treatment at Take Charge, Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas is a way to learn to cope with co-parenting during the holiday season.

For more information about Depression treatment or Co-Parenting counseling at Take Charge, Inc., call (913) 239-8255 or visit