What’s in it for the kids?
I’ve mentioned previously that some children can be very resistant to blending. Blending’ is a process of building relationships but what’s in it for children? As a parent you may be devoted to your partner but your children may be less than willing to share your devotion.
So what advantages do your children experience when you blend?
Blending involves learning to accept, respect and eventually care for each other. This typically takes years. Over this time as you learn to live alongside each other, your children have the opportunity to:
- Become more flexible and tolerant of others and their differences
- Learn good communication skills
- Develop new friendships
- Receive support from their step parent
GIVE THEM HOPE. If they are finding it tough at the moment, they will get through this and you’re there to ensure it!
Adele Cornish BSW
Blended Family Advisor
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