Divorce does not have to be a devastating end to your family. It marks the beginning of a new family for you and your children. Focus on creating a new life together. Show your children how to divorce gracefully by eliminating the seven worst things you can say to them during a divorce. Continue reading
Children benefit from their parents’ solidarity. Conflicts, disagreements, and inconsistent behavior amongst the adults can contribute to their insecurities and anxieties. But if two parents are committed to making important decisions together regarding their children, and if they uphold each other in that area, then this kind of stability and reliability will be communicated to the young ones and contribute to their overall emotional health and happiness. Continue reading
This recent press release states that though there are challenges, parents and children benefit from co-parenting after divorce. Continue reading
The hidden agenda is one of the first difficulties a stepfather runs into. The mother, her children, or both, may have expectations about what you will do, but may not give you a clear picture of what those expectations are. You may have a hidden agenda of your own. You may see your new stepchildren as spoiled and unruly and decide they need discipline. Or, you may find that after years of privacy, a bustling house full of children disrupts your routine. Continue reading
All too often there is a high rate of divorce among the partners in stepfamilies. Take comfort in the fact that confidant stepfamily adult teams can provide the warmth, comfort, inspiration, support, security—and often the love—that adults and kids long for in a stepfamily situation.
Would you be surprised to learn that for the first time in history, step families are more common than non-step families? Life in a step family, which modern terminology refers to as a blended family, isn’t always smooth sailing and, in fact, can be quite challenging. Continue reading