Blending Your StepFamily
Blending Your StepFamily
Christian Podcast Central
Pam Rohr (Santa Barbara) Offers experience, advice and strategies on how to blend your stepfamily into a cohesive, loving family.
Blending Your StepFamily: How Divorce Uniquely Impacts Teenagers
It’s so important to be aware of how divorce effects children differently when a family is in the turmoil of a separation or divorce, in order to help your child cope in ways that are most beneficial to them in regards to their age.  Today we will discuss how divorce impacts teens, 13-18-years-old. As teens, … Continue reading "Blending Your StepFamily: How Divorce Uniquely Impacts Teenagers"
Oct 28, 2015
11 min
Blending Your StepFamily: Helping Your Toddler Through Your Divorce
Babies begin to learn from the ages of 6 – 8 months that they are a separate being from their parents and others.  Before now, baby probably could be passed around from one person to the next without any fuss.  But as he is learning to distinguish between himself and others, he may develop stranger … Continue reading "Blending Your StepFamily: Helping Your Toddler Through Your Divorce"
Oct 21, 2015
6 min
Blending Your StepFamily: How Divorce Affects Your Baby
Studies have shown that divorce does affect children.  But as parents, we want to minimize the bad affects of our divorce for our kids.  We are going to take a look at the different developmental stages for kids and address how we can give the best care and support to our children, so they can … Continue reading "Blending Your StepFamily: How Divorce Affects Your Baby"
Oct 14, 2015
6 min
Blending Your StepFamily: Friends With Your Ex-Spouse?
I met a lovely young woman this past weekend who we shall call “Monique”.  She is divorced with a young daughter.  Her husband left her two years ago for another woman.  He moved out of their home they had bought together, and right into the new woman’s house.  Monique had to short sell her home due … Continue reading "Blending Your StepFamily: Friends With Your Ex-Spouse?"
Sep 30, 2015
8 min
Blending Your StepFamily: Should You Give Your Adult Children Money?
We recently discussed Ted and Susie’s situation about whether they should give money to Ted’s grown daughter who is in debt. Not surprisingly, people have differing opinions on this subject.  Some parents believe that once their child is out on their own, they need to make it on their own.  And those parents who have … Continue reading "Blending Your StepFamily: Should You Give Your Adult Children Money?"
Sep 23, 2015
9 min
Blending Your StepFamily: The Differences Between Helping and Enabling Irresponsible Stepchildren
Each of us should continue to learn to love each other as Christ has loved us.  And, I can’t think of a better place to learn how to really love than in a stepfamily.  It’s a daily choice to choose to love others as God has loved us.  It’s a growing process but that process begins … Continue reading "Blending Your StepFamily: The Differences Between Helping and Enabling Irresponsible Stepchildren"
Sep 9, 2015
6 min
Blending Your StepFamily: Supporting Your Child During Your Divorce or Separation
For children, divorce can be very stressful, sad, and confusing. At any age, kids may feel uncertain or angry at the prospect of mom and dad splitting up. As a parent, you can make the process and its effects less painful for your children. Helping your kids cope with divorce means providing stability in your … Continue reading "Blending Your StepFamily: Supporting Your Child During Your Divorce or Separation"
Sep 2, 2015
6 min
Blending Your Family: Know When to Seek Help! – Helping Children Cope with Divorce, part 2
Children’s response to going through the divorce is as varied as the kids themselves.  Some have a very hard time with it while others seem to take it in stride.  My son, who was four at the time of our divorce, took it quite well.  He never showed signs of anger and seemed quite content.  … Continue reading "Blending Your Family: Know When to Seek Help! – Helping Children Cope with Divorce, part 2"
Aug 19, 2015
8 min
Blending Your StepFamily: Helping Your Child Cope With Divorce – Your Recovery Counts, Too!
If you have ever flown, you know the emergency instruction to parents traveling with children is to first put the oxygen mask on yourself so you can then put it on your child.  You won’t be much good to them if you pass out from lack of oxygen.  You must take care of you so … Continue reading "Blending Your StepFamily: Helping Your Child Cope With Divorce – Your Recovery Counts, Too!"
Aug 12, 2015
6 min
Blending Your StepFamily 57: Premarital Expectations
We all have them. In first marriages when you add children after the marriage, it’s natural to work out your roles, who does what and when. But it’s a different story in blended families where you have two separate households that may have been operating quite differently from one another. What are your expectations for … Continue reading "Blending Your StepFamily 57: Premarital Expectations"
Aug 5, 2015
6 min