Festivities and family gatherings will punctuate the holiday season through New Year’s Day. Even in families with generally good relationships, touchy issues can crop up for parents of millennials, especially those who want a holiday trip with friends or have kiddies of their own and in-laws.
While decades of cherished memories warm our hearts, the growing family means that some of those traditions must change to accommodate the wishes and plans of our adult children. So, how to plan celebrations without setting ourselves up for hurt and disappointment when plans don’t turn out the way we expected? I checked in with Kathy McCoy, a family therapist and author of several books, including Making Peace With Your Adult Children.