Helping Your Teen Accept & Embrace A Step-Parent

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Moving on after a divorce or break-up can be hard on your teenager. The family dynamic that they’ve known for years is now changed, and there is nothing that they can do about it. This can be very stressful for them to deal with, and in most cases, teens are known to shut down. Once […]

Step Families With Teens and Parenting

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Are you worried about merging two families together? Are you unsure whether the teens will be able to readjust to a step family lifestyle? Any changes within the family unit can be hard, especially if they come at such a confusing and challenging time. It’s important that when merging families together, the parents give as […]

Why You Should Remain Friends With Your In-laws After Divorce

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Divorce can be a traumatic experience. It can also be a difficult time not only for the divorcing couple but for family members on both sides. When the divorced couple have children the situation can be even more intense. People on both sides of the fence tend to play the blame game. But should you […]

8 common myths about blended families

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MYTH 1: Love occurs instantly between a stepchild and stepparent. Although you love your new partner, you may not automatically love his children. Likewise, the children will automatically love you because you are a nice person. Establishing relationships does not happen magically overnight. Even when you recognize the time involved, it is hurtful to want […]

Blending the blended family

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According to the National Stepfamily Resource Center, 75% of divorced persons eventually remarry, and 65% of remarriages involve children from the prior marriage. When one or both individuals marrying have children, a “blended family” is created. It has been said that “blended” families sometimes collide rather than blend, as illustrated by fairy tales such as […]

Step-families

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Step-families or blended families are a family unit where one or both parents have been married before. Each has lost a spouse through divorce or death, and one or both of them have children from their previous marriage. They fall in love and decide to remarry or live together, and in turn, form a new, […]