How Does Love Occur In Stepfamilies? 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 … [Read more...] about Does Instant Love Occur In Stepfamilies?
By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. Great Tips for Stepfathers Develop relationships before attempting discipline. Help your partner establish rules but don't YOU be the enforcer too soon. Let your partner tell … [Read more...] about Tips for Step-Fathers
By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. Tips for Stepmothers - What To Do! Remember, this marriage is between you and your partner. Don't try to change things after the wedding where the children are concerned. Go … [Read more...] about Tips for Step-Mothers
Discipline is a problem in most stepfamilies. By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. Step Parents Overstepping Boundaries Blending adults and children from different backgrounds often brings up problems with … [Read more...] about Discipline in Stepfamilies
By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. How To Be A Stepparent Because It Is Hard! 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 … [Read more...] about It Is Hard To Be Liked As A Stepparent!
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
By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. What About Remarriage After Divorce? Remarriage may seem unlikely shortly after you divorce. Actually, 75% of women and 80% of men do remarry--usually within 5 years. Of these, … [Read more...] about What About Remarriage? When You Are Divorced?
Tips for Communicating With an 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 talk to your … [Read more...] about Tips for Communication for Ex-Spouses
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