How to Help Your Blended Family Live & Love
posted on November 29, 2017
One plus one equals two and multiplied by two becomes four. It’s simple but complicated, right?
It’s the same with blended families, full of challenges and complications. However, you can overcome them it’s just a matter of how you manage it.
Jessica Hoefer-Land, a mother and the author of this article 6 Tips For Successfully Blending Families shares her rules and insights on how she manages her blended family:
- Don’t be a disciplinarian to your step kids.
- Don’t try to be a replacement parent.
- I can’t stress the importance enough of a family meal.
- I love the concept of one on one dates if you are able.
- Don’t talk smack to your step kids about their bio mom or dad.
- Withhold favouritism.
- Be patient.
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Tips For Stepparents
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