Blended Family

WHAT WE DO

Families working to blend often get overwhelmed by the demands of daily life and the strains of unmet expectations and pain from prior relationships. We help build a clear path for healing and prioritize critical items for your family and work through them, one by one.

 

Here are some of the tools or exercises we offer to help the healing process:​​
 

  • The Family Background (Family Tree)

  • Communication techniques

  • Identify Fears, Obstacles & "Ghosts" rooted in the Past

  • Crockpot vs Blender

  • Insiders vs Outsiders

  • Creating a Positive Vision/Culture for the Blended Family (New Blueprints)

  • Family Meetings: Why, How & What

  • Boundaries: How they work and how they can backfire 

  • Parental Alienation Syndrome: What you can do about it.

  • Creating "Couple Strength"

  • Co-parenting Plans for ex-spouses

  • Creating house rules

  • Roles, Responsibilities, Rules, Rituals and Money.

  • Managing discipline differences between the couple and/or the exes.

  • Stepmom - an important and difficult role: classic challenges, boundaries, couple disputes.

  • Stepdad - another important and difficult role: classic challenges, boundaries, couple disputes.

  • Different parenting and discipline styles.

  • Relationships between ex-partners and step-parents.

  • Relationship between child and step-parent.

  • Relationship between child and step-siblings.

  • Visitation and parenting plans.

  • Grief and loss after divorce

We will work on the areas are most important to you. To get started, complete the contact form below.