Blended family: Blended families make up over half of America as blended family members come and go. Blended families can be fun, frustrating, challenging, and more.
Blended Family Characteristics.
A blended family may not be perfect (what family is) perfect?) but blended families now make up more than half the families in America.
Blended Families Are Prevalent:
Blended families now make up more than half the families in America. Only a very rare extended family does not have some blended family members.
A Blended Family Is Appealing:
A blended family is often large.
A blended family is fun.
A blended family is extended love.
A Blended Family Is Not Perfect:
A blended family is frustrating.
A blended family is challenging.
A blended family is often conflicted.
Blended Family Members Come and Go:
Blended families today usually consist of different family members living together:
All the time.
Some days during the week.
Every other week.
Holidays and/or summers.
Blended Families Are Ever-Changing:
Blended families mean change, conflict, compromise, and challenge. Blended families also mean love, fun, and excitement.
Blended family parents have:
His/her children half the week.
Her/his children all/ most of the time.
His/her children every other week.
Her/his children every other week-end.
His/her children summers and holidays.
Her/his older children living there temporarily.
His/her older parents all/some of the time.
Their children all the time.
All families are built on love--that is true for "blood relatives" as well as blended families. Love is more important than the same last name.
A blended family might mean some changes, some conflicts, some challenges, and some compromises, but it also means more people to love and more people to love you.
Give blended families a chance!
CyberParent Recommended Reading for More Information:
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|Stages in Blended Family||Family Rules and Dynamics||Building Kinship|
|Six Common Blended Family Conflicts||Stepfathers: A fact of life in America today.||Stepparents Feel Isolated in Blended Family|
|Book Review: The Blended Family Sourcebook||Book Review: Blending Families|
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|Book Review: Stepcoupling||Book Review: Step Wars|
|Book Review: Step Wise||Book Review: Surviving Your Adolescents.|
|Book Review: 1-2-3 Magic||Book Review: Boundaries|
|Book Review: The Combined Family||Book Review: Living in a StepFamily|
|CD Review: Pick Me Up||DVD Review: The Happiest Baby on Block|
|VHS Review: Baby See 'n Sign||VHS Review: Sign with Your Baby|
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