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How To Cook a Stepfamily: Part Two

2017-02-03T11:17:30-07:00By |Categories: Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether we realize it or not, stepfamilies likely assume a specific integration style. By that, I mean a set of assumptions about how a stepfamily 'ought' to come together. I like to use cooking as [...]

How To Cook a Stepfamily

2018-07-23T12:31:41-07:00By |Categories: Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether we realize it or not, stepfamilies likely assume a specific integration style. By that, I mean a set of assumptions about how a stepfamily 'ought' to come together. I like to use cooking as [...]

Helping Stepchildren Cope with Dual Citizenship

2017-02-03T11:17:30-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Most stepchildren live in two countries; that is, they hold citizenship in two homes and are invested in the quality of life found in both. Parents should do everything they can to help children thrive [...]

How to Deal With a Destructive Parent: Part Two

2017-02-03T11:17:31-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Read part one of this series. I’ll never forget receiving a call from a woman I’ll call Carrie. She had recently remarried and needed some marital counseling. But what caught me off guard was the [...]

How to Deal With a Destructive Parent: Part One

2017-02-03T11:17:31-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sarah called my office with a question I have heard a thousand times. “My husband’s ex-wife is a very unhealthy person. She attacks us frequently in front of the kids and manipulates them constantly. How [...]