If you spent the summer helping your children adapt to a new lifestyle after your divorce, you are definitely not alone. Many Illinois parents have faced similar issues this year. Hopefully, as challenges arise, you and your kids are learning to overcome them together. You likely have good days and bad days, which, of course, is typical for married life as well. As you prepare for your first holiday season as a single parent, you may want to keep a few tips in mind to avoid major stress factors.