second marriage issues

Question: My kids are 17 (g), 20 (g) and 22 (g) his (all boys) are 17, 24, and 26. Before we moved in together 3 yrs ago I was pretty much of a pushover. I held the line on important issues like substance abuse, sex, school, curfews, obeying the law but everything else was anarchy. I …

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remarriage and kids

The steps required to establish the couple as the foundation relationship of the home can sometimes feel like a win-lose situation for biological parents and children. It’s not, however, rather it’s a matter of significance. This doesn’t mean a spouse matters more than children, but that the marriage is essential to the stability of the home. In …

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Bridge-building Tips for Stepparents  Are you new to the world of being a stepparent? A stepparent’s job is both unique and difficult, in that you want to be there for a child that isn’t biologically yours, yet you still feel a connection to him or her as a family member. For this reason, being a …

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Marriage is a big deal. It is not something you should rush into. You have to take time to find that special person you want in your life that you are ready and willing to stick with through the good and the bad. Most people who have been divorced find it hard to remarry especially …

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Parental Unity Rules. Building a Solid Parenting Team. Parental unity is important in any family. A parenting team that is divided will not succeed. There are certain rules that will help make your team solid and united. They will help keep you on the same side and make working together better. You should be proactive. …

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A New Family Is Overwhelming: For Adults, Kids & Everybody Else Involved Huddled on the cold floor of the orphanage with a bevy of different children of all ages, I was painfully aware that it was adoption day. There was usually one day every two weeks when couples came looking to fulfil some desire; be …

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Stepgrandparenting is steadily becoming a norm. How to bring a step parents into your family. It is always heartening to see a relationship stand the test of time but the reality is that many relationships do not. It is quite natural for two people to fall apart over the years, whether or not there are …

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Blended Families Suggestions for Developing A Bond With Stepchildren Stepparents may find it difficult to develop a strong bond with their stepchildren. Kids undergo a lot of turmoil when their parents separate and get divorced. Irrespective of the age and characteristic attributes of the kids, they are going to feel the change and they will …

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