How To Build Relationships With Your Stepchildren
posted on November 29, 2017
Many parents and children may have a hard time adjusting to a new family structure especially in their first year of being together.
This short article Making a Good Mix: Seven Tips for Stepparenting and Blended Families shares some essential points of how stepparents face challenges building new relationships and how to overcome them.
One tip suggests “Laughter and physical play can be the antidote to tension that arises in any family, and in blended families it can be used strategically during transition days or to build the relationship between stepparents and stepchildren, as well as between new and old siblings.”
Some other tips shared include:
Support Children in their Transitions.
Find someone to listen to you.
Always speak of other parents with respect.
Read the rest here.
Tips For Effective Communication For Blended Families
An effective communication plan is essential for your family in the beginning to avoid any family conflicts. This article 10 Communication Tips for Blended Families shares some things to help you have effective communication within your family: One tip shared suggests “Write notes on a dry erase board and send each other text messages to keep the parenting team well-informed.” Other tips shared include: With the ex Put aside your differences for the kids’ sake. Don’t use kids as messengers. With each other Discuss your parenting styles (but not in front of the kids). Use written communication. With the step...