Blended families have several challenges and barriers. One serious problem that escalates out of control is the way the new husband and wife feels about their kid(s). Better known as the Kid Factor! Each is committed to his or her own flesh and blood, while they’re merely acquainted with the other(s). The problem is when kid(s) sense tension between the parents, they will use it as an opportunity to exploit the situation to their advantage. Therefore, set boundaries for both sets of siblings. Discuss between husband and wife who should handle the discipline and how. Then share these new rules with everyone. I like to call the Barrier Dissolver! Just remember love is the key to barrier breaker.
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Here’s good news just for you. In every blended family their is drama. How much drama does your family have? Because you’re not alone……
Do you really know what your family members are thinking on a regular bases? Are you even listening to them? Do you hear them? Someone near you may be saying thinking this right now. However, you may never know because society has minimize family time. When we spend quality time together we can actually hear whats on one anthers hearts. When was the last time your family had dinner, an outing, or even prayer together. Just wondering! One of the main keys in relationship building is communication. Can you hear me?
I pray you to set your heart upon this, and to offer the humble prayer, “Lord, now reveal yourself to me, so that I may never lose the sight of you. Give me to understand that through the thick darkness you come to make yourself known.” Let not one heart doubt, however dark it may be at midnight – whatever midnight there may be in the soul – in the dark, Christ can reveal Himself.”
Peace Be Still!!!!!
David A. H. Gavin
Parents often overlook the fact that there children not only believe the words they speak, but repeat them as well. Siblings will find themselves verbal abusing each other as well as being the victim of verbal abuse as part of their normal activity.
They believe it’s acceptable since they are taking their cues from the parents. Unfortunately, the experiences siblings learn within relationships at home are the same experiences they will bring to relationships outside the home. However, if you take charge now, you can make changes that will positively affect your children’s overall understanding of what constitutes a healthy relationship. What type of environment are you setting for your children?
Stress will stretch couples within a blended family, until all the elastic is gone if you allow it. The sibling wars, parental divided, In laws, exes, health issues and the list goes on.
Before you make that final decision to leave or stay because the pressure is just to much to bear. Reflect back on your wedding vows. It was a few words that stated “for better or worst, sickness and in health, richer or poor” etc…. Now as you may be contemplating packing your baggage’s take a few moments out an inhale, exhale, pray and then decide.