With many parents working multiple jobs or working odd hours trying to make ends meet, it is inevitable that some parents had to work last Thursday evening and missed their young kids trick-or-treating, possibly even for the first time. This might seem like a minor thing, but for many families, holidays are not a time to get together, but a time for a parent to pick up overtime for extra money because no one else wants to work the shift. Retail stores, restaurants, and vital services like first responders and hospital staff often don’t have much of a say in getting a day off on holidays.
So how should young families cope with situations like this?
The critical point to remember is that situations like these shouldn't last forever. As long as the family maintains a positive outlook and remains committed to improving their standing, situations like these can be temporary. It may mean missing a holiday with the family, but in the long run it can mean increased happiness and prosperity for all involved.