With the following steps, any blended family can begin the journey towards protection and greater well-being.
Even in the best of times, happiness in a second marriage can be difficult to sustain. However, fostering a safe space where you and your partner (and family members) can turn to each other for support, is key to helping you all weather the storm.
Remarried couples who practice forgiveness are able to let go of large and small transgressions that occur due to the complexity of their daily lives.
As parents, whether biological, step, foster or blended, we have a responsibility to ensure that the holidays, either faith-based or secular, are an uncomplicated and enjoyable experience for those children in our care.
Traveling with a blended family can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Below are 5 tips to help relieve the stress of blended family travel.
There are many topics that need to be discussed and issues that have to be agreed on before blending your family.
Often people think they should feel a sense of warmth, togetherness, and gratitude on the holidays. By managing your expectations, keeping your situation in perspective, and choosing not to be victim, you can reclaim your power.
Different from a biological parent, a major thrust of being a stepparent is to be an adult friend to your stepchildren on some level.
On this Father’s Day, let’s celebrate the stepfathers who “stepped up,” accepted, loved, and stood in the gap for children they did not bring into this world – but cherished as if they did.
Whether you are the biological parent or not, remember that children thrive when you and your partner share authority. Here are some step-parenting tips!