Early on in my stepfamily life I wanted to get on well with everyone, be happy, be energetic and be everyone’s friend – especially the children. For me, the desire to be accepted by them was significant. My stepchildren were then 3 and 9. The desire to be accepted wasRead More →

With the divorce and remarriage rate so high these days, there is a good chance that you just might find yourself a step parent. I’d like to offer some tips on being a step parent: Always remember that the child already has both a mom and a dad. Depending onRead More →

I constantly run across step families, or blended families if you prefer, who either have no idea what awaits them or their doors are blown off because they didn’t know it would be like this. They almost always say that it is so much more difficult than they imagined. HowRead More →

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Step parenting, however, is a notch harder. A step family is commonly formed due to the death of a spouse or a failed marriage that ended up in divorce. Deaths and divorces are traumatic events not just for children butRead More →