Why Is My Stepson/Stepdaughter Being So Mean to Me All of a Sudden?

It can be so painful, and so disconcerting, when your stepson or stepdaughter starts being mean to you. It's especially hard when things were going ... read more

Guilt and the Step Mother

Step mothers often receive a bad press. They are traditionally cast as the evil witch in children's pantomimes and are often depicted as nasty and ... read more

Five Mistakes Step-Parents Make

Blended families account for a growing number of families and a lot of therapeutic work is being dedicated to addressing the unique challenges they ... read more

Help With Step-Dad Problems

Men who marry women with children come to their new responsibilities with a mixed bag of emotions. Your motivations may be far different fr ... read more

Replace Stepfamily Myths With Realistic Expectations

Typical multi-home stepfamilies are similar to intact biological families in a number of ways. At the same time, they also differ structurally, dev ... read more

Why Some Step and Blended Families Thrive and Others Crash and Burn

In any stepfamily at least three people are struggling to form new family relationships while still coping with reminders of the past. Each family ... read more

Help With Child Discipline in Step and Blended Families

All children need to believe, without ambivalence, that their lives have intrinsic worth, promise, and real meaning. And when children, step and bi ... read more

Help for a Biological Mom - Stepmom Angst

It is not uncommon for tension, compromise, and confusion to rule when the role of parent is shared between a step and biological parent. Some peop ... read more

Single Parents And New Relationships

One of the things that are often overlooked in a single parent situation is the child's role. We all understand our position in the family. The chi ... read more

5 Ways to Handle Your Teenage Stepchild

Being a parent is tough but being a stepparent can be tougher. You're not the teen's mom or dad; they'll remind you of that fact every chance they ... read more

Important Questions For Prospective Stepmums To Ask Before They Leap

A woman often enters the stepfamily experience with stars in her eyes. Wrapped in a cloud of love and optimism she confidently floats down the aisl ... read more

How to Blend Your Family Successfully

Questions To Ask Before Blending Your Family According to the Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys at least 66% of second marriages fail. The re ... read more

Step Parenting - How To Talk To Your Step Kids In The Beginning

It is important to be straight forward with Step Children from the very beginning because it is possible that they will tempt us to see just how fa ... read more

Advice In Dealing With A Spouse Who Always Take Their Kids Side

An extended family is quite an ordeal and many adjustments would need to be made. Special care toward the Stepchildren is needed to prevent offense ... read more

How To Survive Your Step-Teens Without Going Crazy In The Process

Step-teens!! - a word that can induce a whole series of cold showers to run down one's back, can make one's hair stand on end and put one's teeth o ... read more