Blended family dating
Is it easy to blend families?
While blending families is rarely easy, these tips can help your new family work through the growing pains.
What are the risks of a blended family?
In blended families, there may be children with birthdays closer to one another than possible with natural siblings, or the new step-parent may be only a few years older than the eldest child. Parental inexperience. One step-parent may have never been a parent before, and therefore may have no experience of the different stages children go through.
How do kids of different ages and genders adjust to blended families?
Kids of different ages and genders tend to adjust differently to a blended family. The physical and emotional needs of a two-year-old girl are different than those of a 13-year-old boy, but don’t mistake differences in development and age for differences in fundamental needs.
How long does it take to blend a family?
Know too that successfully blending a family takes a long time— 5 to 7 years on average, and even up to 10 years. I quote this statistic a lot, because its such an objective reminder that you are not just dating; you are committing.