If you feel hurt or angry about something one of them says or does, remember that becoming part of a blended or stepfamily wasn’t the children’s choice. Here are 9 tips for how to be a loving, supportive stepmother.
What Role Should Stepparents Entering a Blended Family Have? The first step in fixing the problem is to admit you have a problem. The question remains is step-parenting a problem? Blended families are no easy task especially for stepparents entering a blended family. Every bride or groom to be that brings children into a new […]
When it comes to parenting his children after divorce, learn what the most common mistakes are, why, and how to avoid them.
On Father’s Day, your stepchildren are probably going to spend part or all of the day with their natural father – not you. Is this good or bad news for a stepfather?
Many of us have seen stepfamilies and blended families on both the big and small screen, most being depicted as a seamless transition from one family type to another. However, with most significant life changes, transition and adjustment is rarely easy, or quick. I am sure we all remember television shows like the Brady Bunch, […]
If you approach dating thoughtfully after your divorce and consider your children’s needs, it will pay off in the long run. Your kids may feel a mixed bag of emotions about you dating and even harbor fantasies that you will reconcile with your ex-spouse. This might make it a challenge for them to accept someone […]
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!
Over the years, I have represented many clients who are going through a second or third divorce. My record is representing a woman for her sixth and seventh divorces. One would think that someone would learn from one or two mistakes and not repeat them, but that is not always the case. Some people never […]
You are entering a new marriage. You have children and so does your soon-to-be new spouse. How do you assure that everyone lives happily ever after like the old television series The Brady Bunch? You don’t. Life is a far different story! Following are some questions you need to ask yourself before entering a blended family, […]
It was a Sunday afternoon and I got a call from the Ex. He had to rush his girlfriend to the hospital because she was having some serious contractions, and it is two weeks early. Since my two tween-aged boys were there, I went and picked them up. My oldest then said to me, “What […]