Strengthen bonds between kids and stepparents by going on a trip that doesn’t fit into the status quo.
Developing a Relationship with Stepchildren
Creating Closer Relationships in Stepfamilies
Grafting: A Painful but Beautiful Process for Blended Families
Your blended family may have another river to cross and a few more battles to face, but don’t give up—significant rewards lie ahead.
Do You Feel Like an Outsider With Your Stepchildren?
Practical suggestions for stepmoms.
Helping adult stepchildren transition into a stepfamily
Becoming Friends and Family
Issues for second-half stepfamilies to consider.
A Matter of Perspective
The difference between premarried hope and stepfamily reality
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.
When the Children Feel Alienated
What to do when remarriage destabilizes a child’s world.
The Dance of Want
The difficulty of seeking the respect and acceptance of a stepchild.
The Blame Game
The first two years of stepparent-stepchild relationships tend to be tense and stressful for everyone.
The Attachment Difference
Stepparents must develop a secure bond with their stepchildren.
Bridge Building: Strengthening Relationships with Stepchildren
Finding an effective stepparent role is a challenge.
6 Tips for Building Relationships with Your Stepchildren
Improving your relationship is a challenge, so be intentional.
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.