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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There are many challenges for blended families: sibling rivalries, differences in co-parenting styles, and how to give everyone the attention they deserve.
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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)
This is a really common question when co-parenting — very few dads and moms like it when their child calls someone else, “dad” or “mom”. (1 min 40 sec read)
When you come together with a new spouse, you have the chance to share parental responsibilities and mesh your styles of parenting. Open communication is key.
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Divorced once and now happily remarried, Debbie Ficarra is a shining example of how to integrate a new partner into a current coParenting relationship.
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One of the things that ensures the successful combining of families is to acknowledge each family member’s individuality and what they bring to the family.
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For a child to thrive, especially in co-parenting situations, they need to have consistency in as many aspects of parenting as possible including discipline.
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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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Dr. Jann answers the question of whether it’s appropriate for your partner to get presents for his ex with his children from divorce.
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When a biological parent has been absent from their child’s life and wants back in often the only solution is therapy where everyone is involved.
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Without knowing it, a coParents actions may discount the children’s biological mother but it may be obvious to the kids.
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