Developing a Relationship with Stepchildren

Creating closer relationships in stepfamilies

Creating Closer Relationships in Stepfamilies

Strengthen bonds between kids and stepparents by going on a trip that doesn’t fit into the status quo.

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Grafting: A Painful but Beautiful Process for Blended Families

Your stepfamily may have another river to cross and a few more battles to face, but don’t give up—significant rewards lie ahead.

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Stepmoms and stepchildren

Do You Feel Like an Outsider With Your Stepchildren?

Practical suggestions for stepmoms.

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Second-Half Stepfamilies

Helping adult stepchildren transition into a stepfamily

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Adult children, in-laws

Becoming Friends and Family

Issues for second-half stepfamilies to consider.

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A Matter of Perspective

The difference between premarried hope and stepfamily reality

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How to Build a Relationship With Your Stepchild

With healthy expectations and a specific strategy to build a relationship, a satisfying bond can be nurtured.

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When the Children Feel Alienated

What to do when remarriage destabilizes a child’s world.

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The Dance of Want

The difficulty of seeking the respect and acceptance of a stepchild.

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The Blame Game

The first two years of stepparent-stepchild relationships tend to be tense and stressful for everyone.

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The Attachment Difference

Stepparents must develop a secure bond with their stepchildren.

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Bridge Building Strengthening Relationships with Stepchildren

Finding an effective stepparent role is a challenge.

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6 Tips for Building Relationships with Your Stepchildren

Improving your relationship is a challenge, so be intentional.

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Developing a relationship with my stepchildren

How to develop healthy relationships with stepchildren

Though stepfamilies may look like traditional nuclear families on the outside, the dynamics on the inside are very different.

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