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Questions answered stepparents and transitions.

Many questions need answers about stepparents andstepparenting.. Just by loving and being loved we can help our stepchildren. But isthat enough for families in transition?

Stepparents’ Q & A

Questions asked by many stepparents and some quick answers.

ARE THERE SUPPORT GROUPS AVAILABLE FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN ALIKE, WHO ARE TRANSITIONING INTO A NEW FAMILY SITUATION?

There are in any large metropolitan area. For the more remote areas, there is the internet which is good for anyone.

ONCE THE TRANSITION HAS BEEN MADE FROM A TYPICAL NUCLEAR FAMILY TO A BLENDED FAMILY, WHAT ARE SOME GUIDELINES FAMILIES CAN FOLLOW TO KEEP THINGS RUNNING SMOOTHLY?

Talk it out, support each other’s decisions, and consistency.

FOR THOSE MEN OR WOMEN WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE ABOUT TO REMARRY, WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE FOR THEM TO DISCUSS THE ROLE THEY’LL PLAY IN THE NEW FAMILY?

From the time they decide to marry, at least, there should be ongoing discussions about roles, discipline, loyalty, and consistency.

First and foremost, the adults need to agree in advance about discipline. Who, what, when, where, and how is a good place to start with your discipline plan.

There will be surprises, of course, and things that can not be anticipated. But starting early will help.

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CyberParent Recommended Reading for More Information: Introducing the StepParents’ Web StepParent Web Directory Q & A Series Blended Family Blended or Blender? New Stepparent: Now What? Stepkin: An Evolution What Is a Single Stepparent? Building Kinship Short and Long-Term Visitation Second Marriages with Children Both Are Non-Custody Parents Six Common Stepfamily Conflicts Thanks, Mike! Doggy-Blue

One Non-Custody Parent/Spouse Has Visitation Rights

Stepparents Seek Advice from Other Stepparents.

Stepfathers: A fact of life in America today.

Time-out: An Effective Discipline for Stepfamilies.

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Note: The opinions expressed herein are exclusively those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the position of CyberParent. They are not intended to take the place of advice of a health professional whose advice you might need to seek.

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