The Holidays present an unparalleled opportunity for biological and step families alike to strengthen, deepen, and solidify connections between family members. It is the time of year that you may choose to create the space in which you may have the opportunity to work on mending and improving relationships with different family members. While some […]
You & Your Stepfamily: Happy Holidays? (Part 2)
We all share the wish and hope for happy holidays. For many stepfamilies, confusion and frustration take over, as communication (often regarding visitations and gift choices) between households fail. In this newsletter I am sharing with you more tips to improve your stepfamily experience during the upcoming holidays. Taking the following steps will bring you […]
You & Your Stepfamily: Happy Holidays?
While many wish for the holidays to be a time of shared happy celebrations with loved ones, many end up feeling disappointed and depressed. Stepfamilies experience additional stress due to heightened unrealistic expectations of everyone involved, as well as from the often stressful transitions and adjustments of visiting and/or departing children. Taking the following steps […]