Tips For Stepparents
posted on November 29, 2017
You have a new family and you want to live together harmoniously. However, you may be wondering :
What can I do to make this possible?
Can my new family survive the unique challenges as a blended family?
This article 8 Steps to Blended Family Bliss shares their ideas on this topic. Here are a few things discussed:
- First, a reality check.
- Make a new parenting plan.
- Encourage respect, communication, and empathy.
- Prioritize one-on-one time.
- Give permission.
- Let relationships develop naturally, but also look to provide opportunities to help them do so.
- Expect bumps and make adjustments as needed.
- Seek Support.
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How To Strengthen The Bond
Having kids of your own and being married for the second time can be challenging. As your stepchildren get older, your parenting skills and relationship with your spouse will be put to the test. This guide shares some information on how blended family work, expectations, how the children react and how you all can cope with the situation. Topics discussed include: What is a blended family? Planning your blended family. Bonding with your new blended family. Helping children adjust. Blended family challenges. Strengthening your blended family. Maintaining marriage quality in a blended family. Read the rest here.