At least half of children in the United States live with a biological parent and a Step-Parent in what is referred to as a “Blended Family.” Bringing two parents and their children together can be both exciting and overwhelming. Differing parenting styles/family routines, new Step-Sibling relationships, and relationships between former spouses and the new Step-Parent are just some of the issues families may face.
Often, children are still grieving the life they knew when their parents were married, and accepting a new family structure can be difficult.
The term “blended family” might imply a smooth transition, but at least for the first few years it is usually anything but simple. Without intervention, there can be devastating consequences for the newly created family. Based on Jordana’s professional background in working with families, growing up in a blended family and becoming a Step-Mother in a blended family of six, she has a unique handle on how to address the specific challenges your family may be facing. Counseling for Blended Families is available at Co-Parenting Solutions for all family members looking to find a path toward success in creating a healthy, loving and peaceful environment in their home through both individual and family counseling.