• Create new family rituals while honoring old ones
  • Be honest with children about changes this year vs. last year
  • Have realistic expectations for yourself vs. getting set-up for disappointment
  • Create safe environments to discuss family transitions while helping children to adjust
  • Don’t make promises you can’t keep
  • Make time to process emotions related to grief & loss
  • Create positive reframes for self and children
  • Seek family therapy to help manage the transition during this time
  • Create New Family Rituals