Autism and Blended Families

with Ron Deal | April 2, 2020

Blending two families is even more challenging with a child on the autism spectrum because they have rigid routines and struggle to connect emotionally. Now, bonding is what a blended family is trying to do so where does that leave a stepparent with an autistic stepchild? Or stepsiblings who don't understand why so many things have to be centered on the autistic child. Well, you have to move slowly as a family, make changes very carefully, and lower your expectations for emotional bonding.

Blending two families is even more challenging with a child on the autism spectrum because they have rigid routines and struggle to connect emotionally. Now, bonding is what a blended family is trying to do so where does that leave a stepparent with an autistic stepchild? Or stepsiblings who don't understand why so many things have to be centered on the autistic child. Well, you have to move slowly as a family, make changes very carefully, and lower your expectations for emotional bonding.

Autism and Blended Families

With Ron Deal
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April 02, 2020
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FamilyLife Blended® Minute

In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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