Step parenting can be challenging, but there are ways to blend families with children from prior relationships so that the process is easier. Very important: the new couple should talk about their expectations of both family life and their individual roles within the new family. Most people never take the time to do this before marriage! By discussing where you each see the new step parent within the family unit, how you and they expect to interact with the children, and what role the new step parent will play concerning discipline, among other issues, couples can set up healthy systems and ways of dealing with matters before problems develop.
Elegant Introductions offers their clients relationship and life coaching services to help blended families. Call Barbara and Nancy today at 305-615-1900 or contact us for more information.