The holidays are fast approaching.  Take some stress out of this year’s festivities by getting a head-start on your time sharing schedule.  Parents should consider the best interest of their minor children when discussing schedules.  If you have reached an agreement, it should address the holiday schedule in the parenting plan.  Parents should follow this schedule to prevent unpleasantness during the holidays.  If a change is needed, the parties should discuss well in advance to make sure everyone is agreeable.  If an agreement has not been reached, parents should consider family traditions, age of the children and whether it is possible for the parents to split the holiday equally.  The Florida Supreme Court approved Parenting Plan [form 12.995(a)] supplies a standard guideline to assist families in agreeing on a schedule.  With a little communication, compromise and consideration, children can enjoy their holidays with both parents.