Stepfamilies Archives

The blended family (conclusion)

May 7, 2020

This entire month the focus has been on the blended/ step-family. While it has been established that step-parenting can be challenging, it can be rewarding as well. While many believe the terrible myths about step-families, in this conclusion, I have included information from Psychology Today indicating 80 percent of children of divorce or remarriage do… [Read More]

The blended family (Week 4)

April 30, 2020

Merriam-Webster defines “step-family” as a family in which there is a step-parent, a mother or father who is a step-mother or step-father. This week’s article will address 7 challenges to creating family as well as share the 5 communication strengths in healthy families. The National Step-family Resource Center published an article titled: Quick Steps: Information… [Read More]

The blended family (Week 1)

April 9, 2020

Have you ever watched the television series, The Brady Bunch? This 1960s series starred Mike, widowed architect with three sons, Greg, Peter and Bobby. Mike married Carol, who had three daughters of her own (Marcia, Jan and Cindy). After the wife and daughters take on the Brady surname, they become known as The Brady Bunch…. [Read More]