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Second Half Stepfamilies

2017-02-03T11:17:29+00:00 By Ron Deal|Categories: Marriage|Tags: adjust, advice, Blended, blended family, children, connection, divorce, ex, ex-husband, ex-wife, family, father, marriage, mother, priorities, protect, remarriage, ron deal, step, step-family, stepfamily|

Most people are very surprised to learn that adult stepfamilies (those that are formed in the second-half of life and include adult stepchildren) have just as many transitions as stepfamilies with younger children. Some of the [...]

How To Cook a Stepfamily: Part Three

2017-02-03T11:17:30+00:00 By Ron Deal|Categories: Step Family Parenting|Tags: adjust, advice, Blended, blended family, children, connection, divorce, ex, ex-husband, ex-wife, family, father, marriage, mother, priorities, protect, remarriage, ron deal, step, step-family, stepfamily|

Previously, we looked at 5 different stepfamily parenting styles and introduced the crockpot method.  Today we finish off the series with some practical ideas for family activities that can help with stepfamily integration. [...]

How To Cook a Stepfamily: Part Two

2017-02-03T11:17:30+00:00 By Ron Deal|Categories: Step Family Parenting|Tags: adjust, advice, Blended, blended family, children, connection, divorce, ex, ex-husband, ex-wife, family, father, marriage, mother, priorities, protect, remarriage, ron deal, step, step-family, stepfamily|

Whether we realize it or not, stepfamilies likely assume a specific integration style. By that, I mean a set of assumptions about how a stepfamily 'ought' to come together. I like to use cooking as [...]

How To Cook a Stepfamily

2017-02-03T11:17:30+00:00 By Ron Deal|Categories: Step Family Parenting|Tags: adjust, advice, Blended, blended family, children, connection, divorce, ex, ex-husband, ex-wife, family, father, marriage, mother, priorities, protect, remarriage, ron deal, step, step-family, stepfamily|

Whether we realize it or not, stepfamilies likely assume a specific integration style. By that, I mean a set of assumptions about how a stepfamily 'ought' to come together. I like to use cooking as [...]

Helping Stepchildren Cope with Dual Citizenship

2017-02-03T11:17:30+00:00 By Ron Deal|Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: adjust, advice, Blended, blended family, children, connection, divorce, ex, ex-husband, ex-wife, family, father, marriage, mother, priorities, protect, remarriage, ron deal, step, step-family, stepfamily|

Most stepchildren live in two countries; that is, they hold citizenship in two homes and are invested in the quality of life found in both. Parents should do everything they can to help children thrive [...]