Blending Your StepFamily: Blood Is Thicker Than Water, But LOVE Is Thicker Than Blood

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: They say that blood is thicker than water meaning that blood family ties are stronger than other ties.  Janet loved her stepson, James, as her own.  His birth mom had been in and out of his life, more out than in.  And when she did come around, she showed little attention to his interests.  She rarely attended a game, was not involved in his schooling; she was more about herself than … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 50: Parent As A Team

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Get your game plan ready. “When it’s just the two of us, we have a great relationship. Add the kids and that’s when we have problems”. I have heard this grievance more times than I can count. Remarriage with kids can be very difficult to say the least. Birth parent and child do things a certain way. They understand each other. They know what is expected of each other and have a rel … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Welcome to the Family!

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: “I feel so happy that they’ve included me into their already established family.”  This quote came from a dad I recently met who had married a widow with two kids.  His wife and her children, of course, were already a family, and now he has been included into their family to create a new family. I sensed that he has really done some things right, and his appreciative and loving attit … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily : Unfairness in Parenting

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: What should you do when you and your spouse have different parenting styles, resulting in different rules and unfair treatment of your children?  What happens when your spouse has an abundance of patience and tolerance for their kids, but has zero tolerance for your child? Your child sees the blatant discrimination, and it causes their feelings to be hurt. They feel unloved and u … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Parenting Styles

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: One study shows that an important aspect to being a very happy couple in stepfamilies is the ability to come together around matters of parenting. These happy couples have discussed, and come to an agreement, on how to raise their children. Couples who find unity regarding discipline grow closer together and are much better equipped to manage the various things that come up while … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Parenting Matters Really Do Matter!

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Parenting matters is too often the very issue that tears couples apart. Often times, when two newlyweds are alone, life is good.  But add one or both sets of kids to the mix, and their happy marriage seems to go up in smoke. Why is that?  It’s a “couple issue” that is revealed when the kids are present.  If the couple can reason together and agree on such issues as:  discipline, pa … [Read more...]


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