remarriage tips

Getting remarried? Check out a few essential tips: Taking His Name? When talking second marriages, how to word the invitation can be a bit confounding. Your friends may only know you by your married name, however using your first husband’s surname on the invites probably feels really weird. The bottom line? Use the name that makes …

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step parent battles

The Smart Stepparent: Discover Your Place in Your Stepchild’s Life Are you new to the world of step parenting and the blended family? When entering into a relationship with a person who has children, it can initially seem like an hard, slow and  muddy battle. You need to understand that you will most likely end up …

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Having a special understanding of family identity is central to building a foundation of love and support for your family members. For your children, creating a special identity within your family will give them the strength and support they will need to help them confront all of life’s challenges. You can craft a family identity …

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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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Ways to Truly Bond With Your New Step Children Second marriages are an amazing thing. Not only do you get to experience being in love and marrying that person again, but this time you also get to know you are with someone you love. You get the same first few years of excitement, a honeymoon …

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Important Questions to Ask Your Potential Mate Who Has Children. Remember, These Are The Issues Most Stepfamilies Struggle With During a Remarriage. Q: What are your daily and weekly routines/schedules? A: Lack of routines/regular schedules creates high stress levels and conflict between the biological parents and new couple. Adding predictability and structure to daily and weekly schedules decreases …

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Are you prepared for the hard work and dedication needed to create an amazing blended family? While we’re all familiar with single-parent families, stepfamilies and traditional families, the phrase blended families may be less obvious. What, exactly, is a blended family? 65% of remarriages include children from previous relationships, so the number of families “blending” …

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Important Questions to Ask Your Potential Mate Who Has Children: The following questions outline the issues that most stepfamilies struggle with during a remarriage. Q: What are your daily and weekly routines/schedules? A: Lack of routines/regular schedules creates high stress levels and conflict between the biological parents and new couple. Adding predictability and structure to daily and …

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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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Combining Holiday and Family Traditions As A New Family Combining anything is difficult especially if it affects people who have different positions on the subjects. Combining Holiday and family traditions are especially a very tricky. Traditions are defined as systematic ways a family or organisation may conduct their lives and their business. Traditions are formed …

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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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