Step Parenting

Blended families are quite a challenge. Meet some wonderful step parents that make it work for them.

Mixed Nuts

February 12th, 2013 posted by Sharon Delso

The 90’s have been a decade of political correctness. For instance, spoiled brats are now termed “oppositionally defiant” and psychopaths are now referred to as “emotionally challenged”. Soaring divorce rates […]

The Summertime Parent

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Huxley

While most children were anxiously waiting for the school year to end, Jonathan was simply anxious. Although most boys loved traveling across the country during their vacation, Jonathan dreaded the […]

New Marriage, New Budget

February 12th, 2013 posted by Michelle Kennedy

Recently a reader asked, “How do my new husband and I divide our finances when I am the only one with children?” Having been in a similar situation, I think […]

Why Won’t My Stepson Listen to Me?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dear Dr. Gwenn, I have a 3 and half year old step son that I love with all my heart but I cant get […]

A Blended Family Vacation

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Wilkins-Hubley

We believe both the children and the parents enjoy the quality time spent over extended vacation periods. Travel and “settling in” becomes less of an issue for our family then. […]

Children’s Feelings Of Loyalty in Stepfamilies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Wilkins-Hubley

While we are forming a stepfamily I entered my marriage expecting instant loyalty from the children. I wanted our stepfamily to appear as a normal family. Yet our stepfamily became […]

Do’s & Don’ts – Dedicated To Successful Stepfamilies!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Wilkins-Hubley

THE DO’S! Be proactive, not reactive Give the kids as much time as they need (within reason) to adjust to the new stepfamily life. Communicate openly.and honestly. Honesty will never […]

Help – New Step Mom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Wilkins-Hubley

Q: I am a 21 year old mature female who is involved with a very loving 32 year old separated man with a 4 year old daughter. I have a […]

How To Be A Successful Summer-Time Stepmom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Wilkins-Hubley

Many stepmoms have their stepkids more often in the summer or they have them the entire time. Some stepmoms do not have their own children so this can be quite […]

Mom or Step-Mom?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Wilkins-Hubley

Q: My husband and I have recently obtained permanent custody of his 6 and 4-year-old. Their mother sees them now and then (averaging about once a month). The kids call […]

Taking It All Personally As A Step Mom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Blending Families More You’ll Enjoy * Blending Families * Coping in a Blended Family * Counseling Today’s Families * Devotions for Couples In Blended Families * Finding Your Place : […]

The Benefits Of Being A Step Mom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Wilkins-Hubley

You read my title and think to yourself… “Are there *really* any benefits to being a stepmother”? After all, we are the ones with warts on our noses and hairy […]

The Sacrifices Of A Stepmom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Wilkins-Hubley

If you are already a stepmom, or you are a stepmom to-be, this article might help you weed through what you should and should not expect to sacrifice as a […]

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Wilkins-Hubley

As I sit and type this I am literally thinking “What have I gotten myself into?” even four years and a baby later. As a stepmom, I find it difficult […]

What To Expect From Your Stepkids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susan Wilkins

All relationships are based on expectations. Even those with children. When I first became stepmom I wasn’t sure as to what I could expect from my stepkids. I think I […]

All Aboard For Dysfunction Junction

February 12th, 2013 posted by Sharon Delso

“Home for the holidays” is a popular phrase this time of year. However, in our blended family, “home for the holidays” means finding a few hours when all eight members […]

Creating Healthy Boundaries in Stepfamilies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Sally Sacks

by Sally Sacks To have a healthy and happy stepfamily you must know the importance of boundaries. Stepfamilies are difficult and many fail, often because the children don’t get along […]

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