All in Bonding in Stepfamilies
What results are you achieving with your step-kid(s)? If you're like me, you like to get results from your efforts. When it comes to our step-kids, it can be tough to figure out what we want our results to be and even tougher to figure out how to achieve them! Father's Day might actually help!
For moms and step-moms in stepfamilies, Mother's Day can sometimes be tainted with disappointment, resentment or heartache. But it doesn't have to be! Here's some thoughts that might help you have a great Mother's Day this year!
Many parents and step-parents look forward to holidays, vacations and other family oriented events with excitement and anticipation. Unfortunately, we don't always get what we hope for. Here's a few ideas that can help.
Some adults hold onto the belief that kids are "emotionally sturdy" and able to easily bounce back from difficult experiences and painful emotions, but this just isn't the case. When parents are present for their kids emotionally, helping them to cope with negative feelings, and guiding them through periods of family stress, their children are shielded from many of the damaging effects of divorce.
You cannot fabricate bonds in your stepfamily! You can only create the opportunity for bonding to take place. Read this week's article and take steps toward new connections.