December 6, 2020

How to accommodate everyone’s calendar without chaos this holiday season

Even with the coronavirus lingering, people’s schedules seem busier than ever. And that makes it challenging to coordinate calendars among family members when it’s time to plan for holiday gatherings. Deciding which house will host a party, who will make and bring a particular dish, limits on gift-giving, and picking the perfect date and time can trigger family schisms and stress – especially this year, when relatives may have to adapt their plans to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

But these details don’t have to descend into disarray if you take the right approach. That means grabbing the holidays by the reins early and encouraging a democratic dialogue with your loved ones. I provide plenty of tips on this topic in my newest article for CTW Features, available here.