Blended Families And Parenting

Blended Families And Parenting. Counseling for Parents who blend two families as a result remarriage.  I’m the mother of a 30 year-old and an 18 year-old.  I remarried for the second time when my eldest was 10 years old.  My husband and I had our daughter when my eldest was 12 years old.  So we’re a Blended Family. I know how difficult it can be to find structure, connection and family time.  We all want a peaceful, harmonious home, but that seems to be more elusive now than ever before.  I can help by teaching you how to put boundaries in place and set limits to make the necessary changes that will lead to a happier functional home life.

  • Do you have difficulty balancing being the “good guy” and being a “good parent”?
  • Do you and your partner disagree about how to raise the children?
  • Are you trying to join two families into one?
  • Do you feel like your children’s schedules are running your lives, instead of the other way around?

Second marriages have their own set of challenges, what with parenting, step-parenting, dealing with the exes, all while trying to be happy newlyweds.  If it starts to be too much for you to handle alone, counseling can give you the perspective needed to understand how to move forward.  An outside perspective with a Marriage Counselor, Couples Counselor, or Life Coach, with years of experience can bring some clarity to help bring about a positive outlook to something that without help could continue to look dismal and non-productive.

Kids of all ages want structure and limits, but knowing how to set those limits for different kids of varying ages can be tricky.  There’s a difference between discipline and punishment, and while the first is effective and necessary, the second is counter-productive.  Counseling can help parents identify and exercise appropriate behavior in managing their family more effectively.

Of course, during my 21 year second marriage, there were ups and downs.  With communication about expectations and having all members be able to say what they need and want, as well as express thoughts and feelings, and exercise appropriate behavior we have a family that cares about one another and who respects each other’s individuation.

For more information about blended families contact me at (858) 735-1139.






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