When children do not get emotional permission from their biological parents to like and develop a relationship with their stepparents, […]
Stepmom wrote to Parenting Magazine,
The man I am marrying has two young children from a previous marriage. I will become “stepmom” soon. What suggestions do you have for a smooth transition? I want to nurture a healthy relationship with my soon-to-be husband’s children, but I also want to respect their relationship with their mother, too.
Many people are embarrassed to admit that they are clueless about how to make their step-families connect and work well. The following tips will help make that easier…
Slowly transition from the unstructured recreation of summer back into the disciplined routine that the coming school year will demand of you and your children. Stepfamilies may find this adjustment especially challenging because of differing rules and expectations between the households.
The following tips will help you and your children prepare for the new school year.
When people with children divorce, they have the illusion that their exes are out of their lives, never to influence
Have you ever wondered how could you possibly co-parent with your ex? After all, you didn’t share a parenting style
Are you frustrated that your step-family still feels divided, after another year zoomed by? You are not alone. Many step-families share your pain. You can make a difference, in this coming year. By implementing these 6 easy tips, you will experience a difference in how you connect with your step-family.
Siblings, whether they are biological, step-siblings, half-siblings or adopted have relationships that are characterized by love, frustrations, and rivalry. In
As you and your children are settling into the routine of the new school year, you might begin to experience
Sexuality is a major preoccupation of thoughts and feelings for most, if not all, teens. In some stepfamilies, the adolescent sexuality may raise much concern due to the lack of biological relationship with the stepparent and inappropriate behaviors by the adolescents.
Here are some tips to help your adolescent and your family cope with his/her unfolding sexuality…
Stepfamilies face the emotional and physical adjustments in the transition from one household to another. Custody changes are more frequent