CO-PARENTING AND STEPFAMILY INDULGENCE WITH BENEFITS!
parenting after divorce or the death of a parent has its challenges, especially
when remarriage has a rebellious teenager, unruly stepchildren, uncooperative ex-husbands, ex-wives or
insecure stepmoms or impatient stepfathers enter the equation. Is your child's other parent or extended-family relatives interfering with child custody arrangements
or are you have trouble with custodial transitions once everyone is home? The blended-family wedding leaves many couples-in-step desperately
wanting stepfamily help within weeks or a few months. Fear of being seen as a failure to friends and family, or of opening
up to a therapist keep many from getting the support they want and often desperately need; we're here to change
that! We provide stablizing ground for post-divorce and remarried moms, dads, and stepparents.
It is estimated that one out of every 10 children
will experience two divorces of the custodial parent before he or she turns 16 (Furstenberg, 1988).
believes a failed divorce occurs when goals associated with getting divorced are not realized,
leaving parties of the dissolved marriage less likely to co-parent smoothly. The
emotional divorce is incomplete or fails to meet expectations,
leaving unsettling thoughts to persistently challenge peace of mind. Stress and conflict continue
and may face increased intensity through resentment of shared-parenting influences
and reduced control of the children's upbringing as well as a fear
of loss of importance in the children's lives, which can disrupt the post-divorce adjustment, distract
and weaken focus and academic performance of children and youth. We believe this definition is a root cause of parental alienation behaviors which often fuel high-conflict co-parenting.
Do you have concerns regarding joint custody because you fear child neglect or abuse when the kids are not
with you? Do you have stepchildren who do not like you or whose behavior you do not like? Just plain
tired of things as they are today? We
invite you to c
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A note about Parental Alienation: While
parental alienation behaviors are a real, many parents are getting on the destructive bandwagon when, in fact,
they are facing customary challenges of post-divorce & stepfamily transitions; it takes time for the new normal
to feel safe and comfortable, peacefully accepted as the way it is - differences and all. We encourage
you to be careful not to take on the attitude of someone else's fear or experience. Divorce and remarriage is seldom easy; complicating matters could delay the best outcome for your children.
Fathers, mothers and stepparents have a place to share their co-parenting
experiences. Many surveys are merely site-bait, but our survey has been designed with the help of a forensic psychologist
and will be used for a Doctoral Dissertation and to report on the collective results of the information after research
methods have been applied to create statistical data to elicit change on all levels of service to the
families of children with parents in two households.
Perseverance. Purpose. Prayer.
Not all stepfamilies blend - many feel they are in a constant tug-of-war. Take a healing journey
thru >> A Richter Blend, Stepfamily Chronicles << where you will meet the characters of the fictional town of Port Hills. You will follow their true-to-life journeys of separation, divorce, remarriage and more. You are
given tips and insights about shared parenting and stepfamily life as you witness their journeys.
The series returns August 30, 2011, along
with SAM Planning included in the group benefits of enrollment. Note the date! What happens when Steven
and Sterling come face-to-face at the Little League park? Will Grey Wescott choose to wrap her heart around a man and his
children packaged with a former spouse whose reputation precedes her? Will Vera help or hinder Katherine's adjustment to a
new normal? Live, gain new insights, and laugh with us and our Port Hills families.
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Shared Parenting &
Our Specialty: Shared Parenting and Stepfamily Assimilation Management(SAM)
Planning (Strategy Planning & Consulting)
group rates in our very own Blended Family Home Living or by appointment for individual,
fee-based planning; your choice.
THe BFHL experience also
provides access to our unique brand of support through story telling in A Richter Blend - Stepfamily and Co-parenting Chronicles.
Groups have been designed to operate by donation only. The groups provide dedicated group facilitators who care for your
success as a shared-parenting and/or stepfamily mom, dad, or stepparent. Grandparent groups also encouraged. Create activies
to facilitate creating shared family memories, participate in legal activism, learn about ways you can be the difference
you desire for your children's lives. Perhaps, you will want to become a group leader.