Multi-Generational Step-Parenting Can Work with a Little Forethought

Multi-Generational Step-Parenting Can Work with a Little Forethought | Jennifer Safian

{3:42 minutes to read} Bringing a step-relative into the family structure can be challenging for everyone, or very successful, as the following story illustrates. Recently, I was visiting a family of 7; a couple with 4 children, from ages 7 to 11, and a new puppy. One grandmother was there with her significant other—we will call him John—whom the children had only met a couple of times. Their grandfather, beloved by all, had died several years ago, but was still very present in their conversations. A gathering that could have been difficult for John and the family, turned into a day of acceptance and joy.

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