There are many challenges when families try to blend. These include step-parenting, disciplining the children, opposing styles of parenting and expectations, and managing the former spouse. A blended family home can be a happy home despite these challenges. The goal of counselling is to help make the transition as smooth as possible by addressing the many issues facing the members of a stepfamily.
Blended families are on the increase. A blended family can be a happy and positive place to be; however, there are often several challenges and issues that may be encountered. These may include:
- Suddenly becoming a mom or dad
- The other parent
- Postadjustment for children
- Role definition
- Blended grandparenting