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Blended / Step Families

Are you having trouble getting along with your stepkids? Are your kids disrespectful to their stepparent? Do you and your spouse disagree on how to discipline the children in your home?

Blending a family is not easy, but you're not alone in navigating step parenting problems. There are ways to make a stepfamily work, for both adults and kids.

To get started, visit these articles on blended family issues and step parenting:

"My Blended Family Won't Blend--Help!" Part I: How You and Your Spouse Can Get on the Same Page

"My Blended Family Won't Blend!" Part II: What to Do When Your Stepkids Disrespect You

Blended Family? The 5 Secrets of Effective Stepparenting

When Parents Disagree: 10 Ways to Parent as a Team

Most couples have experienced this situation at one time or another—you think you should discipline your child a certain way, and your spouse wants to handle it differently. You each become entrenched in your position, and that’s when the fighting starts. At some point, most couples will argue over how to discipline their children. After all,... Read more »