More than thirty percent of every single wedding held today will form a brand new stepfamily. Blended families have unique needs and challenges but all share one common denominator: a hope for happiness, peace, relaxation, and love at home. Stepfamily Central is your touchstone for information, tools, tips and support as you navigate the road ahead with your family. You receive expert advice for tough situations like intrusive biological moms, holiday stress and how to provide the right environment for kids in these circumstances. You are not alone! Join us on Stepfamily Central to stay focused and confident and on that path to happiness.
Stepfamily Central – Stepfamily Central with stepmother, Dina01/04/2013 Duración: 58min
Every stepfamily is unique, and has its own set of challenges, which is corroborated by the fact that 60 to 75 percent of remarried couples divorce. Listen to Rachelle talk to one stepmother, Dina, and be inspired by her story. She has successfully managed to keep her family running smoothly despite having to overcome many obstacles in their path. If … Read more about this episode...
Stepfamily Central with Joel Schwartzberg25/03/2013 Duración: 55min
Many remarried dads feel like a deer in the headlights when it comes to parenting their children. They have few role models to turn to for help and advice. Joel Schwartzberg, the author of The 40-Year Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad is a great resource. He is an award-winning essayist and screenwriter, national champion public speaker and … Read more about this episode...
Stepfamily Central – Mary T. Kelly, marriage and family therapist and author18/03/2013 Duración: 50min
Do you ever wonder what therapists really think and feel about the problems their stepfamily clients have, and what changes they would implement to improve their clients’ lives if they had the power to do so? Listen as Rachelle Katz and Mary T. Kelly, two marriage and family therapists discuss the most common problems remarried couples face, and the … Read more about this episode...
Stepfamily Central – Coaching a Stepmother11/03/2013 Duración: 51min
We all know that being a parent is the hardest job in the world; few realize that being a stepparent is just as challenging if not more so. We’re not going to talk about this in the abstract, we’re going to get into the nitty-gritty of what makes being a stepparent so difficult by listening to Rachelle Katz coach a … Read more about this episode...
Stepfamily Central with Brenda Ockun, founder and publisher of stepmom magazine04/03/2013 Duración: 46min
Few people know as much about the lives of stepmothers as Brenda Ockun, founder and publisher of Stepmom Magazine. She has the inside scoop of what really matters to stepmothers after five years of working with the leading experts in the stepfamily community, and speaking with countless stepmothers on the Stepmom Magazine Facebook page. Listen as Brenda discusses the … Read more about this episode...
Stepfamily Central – Stepfamily Central with Guest, Dr. Wednesday Martin25/02/2013 Duración: 45min
The words we use are powerful, and shape our attitudes and feelings. “Blended” is one word that negatively affects all stepfamily members. Find out why the word “blended” is so damaging to stepfamilies by listening to our guest, Dr. Wednesday Martin who is a social researcher and author of Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and … Read more about this episode...