FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Summer Sleepover–Find a Good Attitude

with Ron Deal | May 21, 2024
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Are you ready for the extended summer sleepover?

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  • Ron Deal

    Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series of books including the bestselling Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages® and Becoming Stepfamily Smart (with Dr. Gary Chapman), The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family, and Preparing to Blend. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended podcast. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at

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Summer Sleepover–Find a Good Attitude

With Ron Deal
May 21, 2024
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Ron: Are you ready for the extended summer sleepover?

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Many single parents and blended families have summer visitation schedules to prepare for. No matter whether you’re the kid or the adult, or whether you have children coming or going or both, there is bound to be some strong emotions on the horizon. Children, of every age, can be excited to spend extra time in a nonresidential parent’s house, and at the same time be sad about leaving a parent or siblings behind. Teenagers may feel like this is messing up their social life and adults can be happy or sad depending on how the schedule impacts their home.

Whatever the range of emotions, it’s important to celebrate or comfort one another. Oh, and find a good attitude about the summer schedule. It may not be exactly what you want, but you can make it work.

For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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