Help Students with Absent Parents Cope With Holidays

Holidays are double-edged swords for students If kids come from a basically happy family, holidays are awesome. But kids in unhappy homes, or with divorced or absent parents, holidays can be miserable. Family holidays like Father's Day and Mother's Day may be downright traumatic for kids whose parents separated or not around. Every other kid seems to have "happy, normal" parents and the pain is almost unbearable for the kids whose parents are gone. Here are ways to help children deal classroom holiday celebrations when one or both parents aren't in the picture. This article was written about Father's Day and references absent fathers, but it applies to missing moms and all holidays. Help Kids Cope With Holidays When a Parent Isn't in the Picture

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