Step families or Blended Families Are the Norm Nowadays. The statistics show that 65 percent of remarriages will include children from previous relationships.
When families “blend” to create step families things rarely progress smoothly.
Some children may resist the many changes they face, while parents may become frustrated or disappointed when the new family doesn’t function like their previous family functioned.
This book teaches you to deal with basic issues such as privacy for individual family members, who should handle the discipline, giving your stepchildren space, not to expect respect, but to earn respect. How to deal with hot and cold behavior from your step kids.
Contrary to myth, step families have a high rate of success in raising healthy children. 80% of the kids grow up and turn out to be fine.
Do not beat yourself up about being a bad step parent, learn how to deal with the situation.