Tag Archives: Step Family

In Praise of Stepmothers

As Mother’s Day approaches, I would like to pay tribute to one woefully maligned woman–“The Stepmother”. Now before you begin rolling your eyes at your computer screen, consider the amount of stereotyping, preconceived judgments and jokes that relentlessly demean the woman who bravely faces the challenge of caring for another woman’s children. Let’s first look […]

Children in Blended Families: What We Want Our Step-Parents to Know

When dealing with children in step-families, it is important to remember that blended families are always created after a loss. The child has experienced either a divorce or death of a parent. Even in cases when a parent was not previously married, the assumption is the child will welcome the new spouse with the same […]