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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Weekdays
Phone: (231) 547-7205
Fax: (231) 547-7261
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Charlevoix County Building
Second Floor
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720

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Charlevoix County Friend of the Court
301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720


As the holidays approach here are some tips on keeping these special occasions safe, happy, and stress free:

1.  Plan ahead: Know which parent is going to have the children for the holiday. If your order has a specific schedule make sure to follow it. Your children will enjoy the holiday more if the parents do not wait to the last minute to work out the details. Travel arrangements should be made well in advance and weather conditions should be monitored to determine if additional travel time is needed.
2.  Phone calls: If unable to be with the children for the holidays, parents should phone the children to let them know that you are still thinking about them. Other people such as grandparents should also be able to call the children during holidays. 

3.  Be positive: Often times your children can not be with both parents for a holiday and may feel torn between seeing mom or dad. It is important to keep the holiday a positive experience for your children.

4.  Traditions: Your children’s holiday traditions have changed because their parents are not together. The first major holidays after separation are the most difficult. This is an opportunity for both parents to develop new and lasting traditions for their children during the holiday season. Each parent can incorporate old traditions with new ones to make the transition for your children less stressful.

5.  Reduce stress: The holiday season can be very stressful for parents, if parents are stressed so too are the children. Make simple plans, do not try to do too much with the time you have. Simple activities like watching holiday movies or baking cookies are the most fun and memorable for children. 

6.  Remember: For your children holidays are about family and fun! 

Have a fun and safe holiday season.        


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