Sexuality in stepfamilies is different than in biological families because people of different sexes who are not related are living together. It is also different because the family begins with … [Read more...] about Sexuality in Stepfamilies
It is often the case that grandparents are afraid for their children to remarry. They want their happiness but fear the loss of their grandchildren through remarriage. By: Susan Adams, M. … [Read more...] about Tips For Grandparents In Step Children
By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. What About Remarrying After A Divorce? Remarriage may seem unlikely shortly after you divorce. Actually, 75% of women and 80% of men do remarry--usually within 5 years. Of … [Read more...] about What About Remarriage? When You Are Divorced?
Tips To Have Healthy Communication With Your Ex-Spouse Keep the topic of conversation on the business items or the children. Don't respond to unreasonable demands Use 'I" statements. If you want to … [Read more...] about Tips for Communication for Ex-Spouses
I often hear people in my office say that, "I have tried to love my stepchildren for my partner's sake but they drive me crazy! If this is true for you, it is perfectly normal. After all, your … [Read more...] about Does Instant Love Occur In Stepfamilies?
Develop relationships before attempting discipline. Help your partner establish rules but don't YOU be the enforcer too soon. Let your partner tell you when you can begin to enforce. Take the side of … [Read more...] about Tips for StepFathers
Remember, this marriage is between you and your partner. Don't try to change things after the wedding where the children are concerned. Go by the rules (or non-rules) that the children's father has … [Read more...] about Tips for Stepmothers
Blending adults and children from different backgrounds often brings up problems with discipline due to the idea that people have different lifestyles and different philosophies of child … [Read more...] about Discipline in Stepfamilies
Don't take it personally if your stepchildren don't like you. This is, in fact, usually the case. In the beginning kids tend to be pleased or tolerate their parent's interest in a new adult.If this … [Read more...] about It Is Hard To Be Liked As A Stepparent!