Counseling & consultation for individuals
Educational presentations for hospitals, schools, churches, community
and family centers
Consultation and training for professionals
Your family might look very different from the family you imagined
you'd be part of!
Today, stepfamilies are almost as common
as nuclear families in the U.S. Yet few people realistically know
what to expect as they begin stepfamily life together. When hope
and optimism meet daily realities, feelings of confusion anger
and frustration often arise. These feelings can come from the
challenges of creating bonds with someone else's children, learning
to share parenting with a new partner and helping children adjust
to a new stepparent.
Much is known about how stepfamilies develop
over time. You can learn to recognize predictable hurdles and
acquire skills with which to response to a stepfamily's unique
demands. Education and information are helpful in assisting you
in building a healthy and nurturing stepfamily.
Stepfamily Consultation &
Stepparents, biological parents, and other
Couples in stepfamilies
Those considering remarriage and marriage when there are children
Helping professionals: therapists, educators, clergy