Friday, December 25, 2015

Managing Stepfamilies at Christmas can be challenging

"Step families and remarrying couples enjoy the many benefits of married life together, but they also face many challenges of raising children and balancing family ex-partner visits as well as communicating effectively and resolving the issues involved with running a household, parenting and managing finances.
Christmas can be a joyous time for many but it can also exacerbate these challenges for step families and remarrying couples that need to be managed carefully.

It may be useful to work through the following myths with your couple or your partner. Read through these common myths, noticing if any of them resonate."

Managing Stepfamilies at Christmas can be challenging: Choosing Realistic Expectations | PREPARE/ENRICH Australia:

Top 10 Difficult New Year's Resolutions for Divorced Parents

"Some divorces help kids. Others hurt kids.

The ones that help kids are generally healthy decisions by two adults who realize they are no longer a good match for each other or for their children as married parents.

The ones that hurt are remembered by adult children of divorced parents and tend to remain unresolved in the adults' minds.

Divorced parents new to the ambiance of divorce situations would do well to learn from the mistakes of others.

The resolutions below are offered to help create family situations that are truly in the best interest of the children involved."

Top 10 Difficult New Year's Resolutions for Divorced Parents | Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.:

Holiday Tips for Stepfamily Sanity - MCCS

"Stepfamilies can face unique challenges during the holiday season.

Changing holiday traditions, new family members and in-laws, and more activities to coordinate all have the potential to cause stress and conflict, but they don’t have to.

Follow the tips below for a stress-free holiday season."

Holiday Tips for Stepfamily Sanity - MCCS:

Friday, December 18, 2015

How to Become a Good Stepmother

Are you in love with a man with excess baggage?
Are your boyfriend’s kids from another marriage seems like a hindrance to you?
Becoming a stepmother is far from the dream of any single woman, most would prefer a fresh start with their spouse while some would desire to enjoy their partnership first before deciding to have kids.
But accepting someone even his past and his family is actually loving everything about the person.
This is basically why most women decide to become a dutiful stepmother to their spouse’s kids.

Stepmom's Guide: How to Become a Good Stepmother