In today’s society, with the divorce rate on the rise, stepfamilies are becoming the norm rather than the exception. It is said approximately one-third of children will be part of a stepfamily before they reach the age of 18.
Stepfamilies don’t have to be the troubled family of Cinderella. They’re definitely not the perfect family of The Brady Bunch. Stepfamilies are made up of people who just need time to learn to connect with each other in the ways that are most comfortable for them.
50 Things to Know About Being a Stepparent gives you practical ideas on how to successfully blend your new family. Just remember that it is not going to happen overnight. Blending your new family is going to take lots of time and patience.