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 […]
Earn Respect from a New Family When Parenting His Children You are now married to a man that has children from his prior marriage, how do you act, what do you do? Here are 7 mistakes new wives can make when it comes to parenting his children from a previous marriage. Wanting to Be […]
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 […]
Giving your new partner – the children’s stepparent – the power to actually parent is a gift to your children.
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, […]
Your experience in separation and divorce is likely not like driving a car on a straight road. There are bumps and hurdles and some hairpin turns, likely. So, what makes us able to navigate the unanticipated turns gracefully enough to pull away when disaster may otherwise strike? That really depends on you. Staying alert in […]