Blended families take time, energy and commitment. There are both pros and cons in establishing blended families. There is opportunity for growth in each member. Specifically, children have more relatives to support them and love them. However, it can also result in conflict as there are differing viewpoints not only between the parent’s and the children but also between the two parents. Some considerations for blended families are more family members, economic matters, new roles, and learning to flex. If you are currently a part of or thinking about blending your family and would like more information/help toward successfully managing a blended family, contact Eric Ward for further assistance.
Blended families consist of a couple and their children from the current and all previous relationships. It can be the result of a combination of two or more divorced families or single-parent families. Children of Hispanic, black and white backgrounds are equally likely to live in this type of family. Approximately 16% of children live in blended families.