Parenting is perhaps one of the most difficult jobs we will ever endeavour. However, when you have a blended family with biological children and step-children, four sets of grandparents, two mothers in-law, your ex, your spouse’s ex, and other extended family members thrown into the mix, things can get very complicated, very quickly.In fact, it may even get ‘Messy’!
For most couples it is extremely wise to be well-schooled in the typical challenges that blended families face because they are much different than traditional nuclear families.
In fact, most of us have NO natural historical experience to help us know how to do this. It is going to take some attention, work, dedication and follow-through.
Is it worth it? Absolutely.
The Good News
Most of the problems in any stepfamily or blended family situation are a result of the ‘Blended’ dynamics, not the people involved.
When stepfamilies or stepparents receive guidance, support and direction tailored to the unique challenges experienced in their situation, they radically increase their chances for success in building stable, healthy families.
We can help make your blended family a SMOOTHIE!