Tips to Thrive as a Blended Family
posted on November 29, 2017
A blended family can be tough in the beginning to manage.
When I got married later in life, my spouse and I had children from previous relationships. Having different cultural backgrounds, we shared different views on how to raise our children and at times it was frustrating to get them to understand our expectations as parents.
What I have learned from this experience that could’ve helped us avoid some confusion our children had about our parenting style was to set realistic expectations of where we are emotionally as a family, especially when it comes to the children.
This guide offers some tips to help your children adjust to step-parents to minimize the emotional impact and clarify expectations.
Tips shared include:
- The adjustment of children.
- Important tips for parents.
- Myths about blended families.
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EI Benefit Changes
On December 3rd, 2017, changes to the employment insurance (EI) will be in effect. “Parents planning to take parental leave and caregivers looking after family members will have access to benefits over a longer period when changes to employment insurance kick in” Parents will have the option of extending their parental benefits over 18 months, which is 6 months longer then what is currently offered. This new option means a lower rate of benefits at 33% of the average weekly earnings. A maximum of $326 per week. With 12 months the rate is 55% of the average weekly earnings. A...