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Discipline: A Delicate Balance for Stepparents

2017-02-03T11:17:35-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Emotional attachment, trust, and love are what open the door to influence in parenting. Once influence is established, an adult—foster parent, grandparent, adoptive parent, or stepparent—can lead and discipline a child. Said another way, the [...]

Stepfamilies: Managing Conflicted Loyalty

2016-08-18T19:48:35-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Read part one of this series: Stepfamilies: The Loyalty Tug-of-War Read part one of this series: Stepfamilies: The Loyalty Burden of Care   Loyalty conflicts can’t be completely eliminated, but they can be managed. Here’s [...]

Stepfamilies: The Loyalty Burden of Care

2017-02-03T11:17:35-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Read part one of this series: Stepfamilies: The Loyalty Tug-of-War In addition to troublesome emotions, what is most problematic in the loyalty tug-of-war is the perceived burden to take care of someone. One 5-year-old innocently [...]

Stepfamilies: The Loyalty Tug-of-War

2016-03-29T13:56:09-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

To understand the behaviour of children in stepfamilies (including adult stepchildren), we must understand loyalty and the natural tug-of-war it creates. Step-children often feel caught between their biological parents. Cameron’s mom has been asking him [...]

9 Steps: Helping Kids Adapt to 2 Homes

2017-02-03T11:17:36-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By working together, divorced parents can help their children adjust to differences between homes. Respect the other parent’s household. Do not demean the other’s living circumstances, activities, dates, or decisions. We need to give up [...]

The Fun Factor: Sacrifices for Fun

2019-03-12T08:47:46-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Marriage, Step Family Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Read part one of this series, The Fun Factor: Maintaining Fun A regular dose of fun, relaxing time together is a key part of a dynamic, fulfilling relationship. There are some common roadblocks to healthy [...]

The Fun Factor: Maintaining Fun

2016-02-17T11:12:47-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Marriage, Step Family Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A regular dose of fun, relaxing time together is a key part of a dynamic, fulfilling relationship.       Ty and Andrea met on the tennis court. Every Saturday for months they secretly watched each other [...]