Posts tagged common problems with blended families
Stepkids and double standard parenting

Do stepparents have a double standard when it comes to stepkids vs. bio kids? They do and they should, but it’s not the kind of double standard you’re thinking. Sometimes, taking a more flexible approach to parenting is ultimately the fairest answer.

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7 tips to help blended families ditch high conflict at the holidays

Is your blended family Christmas at risk of being ruined by stress over a high conflict ex and crazy custody schedules? These tips can help you defuse potential problems before they come up.

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You don’t have to love your stepkid to be a good stepparent

As much as we're force-fed the bullshit assumption that every good stepparent unconditionally loves their stepkids from day one, that's NOT the typical experience. Love is a bonus, not a requirement.

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Stepparents, you gotta pick your battles

As a stepparent, you can't fight every fight. Choose your battles wisely and learn when letting go is the better option for you, your stepkid, and your blended family.

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