Blended families have their own challenges. Co-parents & stepparents have to find a way to bring the family unit together without undermining one another.
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There are so many scenarios to play out here; single co-parenting mom or dad sitting down with kids, extended family and blended families in the mix. (3 min 27 sec read)
When I found out my co-parent was going to have a new child, the first thing I did was ask my kids how they felt. I assumed that they would feel left out.
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As we all know, Thanksgiving is a special time to spend with family and friends. This is how to celebrate with gratitude when you’re co-parenting.
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Co-parenting coordination usually happens in three phases. The first is redefining the family. – Debra Carter explains.
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When is it considered your spouse is too close to their co-parent? Dr. Jann Blackstone answers a reader’s question on trust and boundaries.
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Coming into a blended family seemed perfect at first but that all changed once we got married. Communication issues arose and became progressively worse.
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Parenting styles are a hot topic to discuss when you are ready to move in with a new partner and his or her child. Here’s how to negotiate and compromise.
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The largest issue that arises in the dynamic between parents and stepparents is whether a stepparent should discipline the child.
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Co-parenting isn’t easy with a new stepparent. There are great benefits to establishing a relationship with this new parental figure in your kids’ lives.
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From simple things like establishing rules to planning daily, here’s what you need to know to keep your blended family healthy and happy.
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The title of ‘Stepmom’ can be such an unenviable one. One minute you are cool, the next you are unfriended or simply disregarded. Here are 5 tips that can help.
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A common co-parenting dilemma: what should your kids call their stepmom or stepdad? Dr. Jann Blackstone gives some insight.
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As a husband and co-parenting dad in a blended family, there are a few things you can do to make the holiday a bit smoother.
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As these couples ‘uncouple’, move on and form new loving relationships, new blended families may emerge over time. Find out how to manage this transition.
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