12/06/2010 03:59 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Avoid Gift-Giving Gripes

Sharing the holidays with your ex can be a challenge. Arranging the schedule so that not only both parents, but also extended family, has time with your child can be a gargantuan task. However, one important aspect that most divorced parents don't give much consideration is having a cooperative approach to your child's gifts.

Avoid Gift-Giving Gripes

Brette McWhorter Sember is a retired family and matrimonial attorney and mediator and author of How to Parent with Your Ex: Working Together in Your Child's Best Interests (Sourcebooks, 2005), No-Fight Divorce: Spend Less Money, Save Time, and Avoid Conflict Using Mediation (McGraw-Hill, 2005), and The Divorce Organizer & Planner (McGraw-Hill, 2004). Her web site is