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Does The Easter Bunny Come To Mom's House Or Dad's House?

For divorced parents, the holidays present unique challenges. Not only do parents often fight over where children spend holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, but they can also disagree on how to celebrate - both when they have their kids for the holiday and when they do not.

Easter is fast approaching and many separated or divorced parents may be worried about logistical issues. For example, if dad has the kids this Easter will the Easter Bunny only visits his house? Or, can the Easter Bunny come to mom's house too? Will it confuse the kids if the Easter Bunny brings gifts to both houses? Or will the kids be disappointed if the Easter Bunny only visits one parent's house? Kids may even question how the Easter Bunny will know which house to visit.

Fielding questions about holiday characters, like the Easter Bunny or Santa Clause, are not easy for any parent. However, when parents live apart it is even more difficult. The best thing you can do is make sure you and your child's other parent are on the same page about how holidays will be celebrated and how potential questions will be answered.

Remember, there is no "right answer" to these issues. If you want to celebrate Easter a day late or a weekend late, there is no reason not to. If you choose to let all of the celebrations be handled by the other parent that is ok too. Just remember, consistency is key. If Santa comes to both homes, it might make more sense for the Easter Bunny to visit both houses too. Do what works for your family.

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