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Divorced or separated? Put your kids first this Christmas


If you are separated from your children’s other parent, Christmas and New Year can be a difficult time and involve lots of joint decisions. If you can’t agree on school holiday arrangements, or plan properly in advance, this can lead to lots of arguments, worry and unnecessary stress for the kids. Splitting Up? Put Kids First is a free online service from UK research charity OnePlusOne that helps you sort this out. There is a parenting plan where you can record and monitor how you will share the care of your child, which can be easily changed if necessary as it is not a legally binding document. The plan can be as simple or as detailed as you like, and is managed entirely online, meaning you don’t even have to meet with your ex partner to finalise arrangements. It compares both your suggestions and highlights where ideas don’t match


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up – you can then make changes and click to agree or disagree. Sometimes this can be easier said than done, so Splitting Up? Put Kids First also provides short videos and suggestions to help parents think about the most successful way to communicate, negotiate and solve problems. Most importantly, the plan allows you to find compromises that will ultimately work best for the children, and ensure that they have the best Christmas possible.


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