Blended families pose unique challenges that don’t normally arise in more traditional households. When children from different backgrounds and various situations all come together into a new home, there is bound to be potential for intensified struggles for all parties involved. This can be even trickier for all of the co-parenting adults involved. Some of these issues include scheduling, relating well to other members of the family, respect toward adults, rivalries/jealousy toward siblings, as well as ownership vs. sharing of items in the home. In this webinar, Joel Hawbaker will explore the unique challenges often faced by blended family/co-parenting situations and offer some practical, common-sense approaches to address these difficulties from a place of patience and compassion. Regardless of the specific issues that families may be facing, this webinar will help blended families to work more cooperatively and positively together.
OBJECTIVES: 1. Recognize and identify unique difficulties in blended family/co-parenting situations 2. Discuss and analyze two foundational principles of blended family life. 3. Examine and apply the ‘10 Commandments of Blended Family Life.’