Power Step Parenting: 7 Steps To Success!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Step Parenting- It doesn’t happen overnight! Experts tell us it takes the average stepfamily 5-7 years to integrate sufficiency to experience intimacy and authenticity in a step-family. Here are some stepping stones: 1. Listening– a person sets aside their own agenda long enough to tune into someone else.2. Understanding– stand in another person’s shoes and try and see the world from their perspective What losses have your stepchild experienced? How do other members of the family treat each other? What challenges are they facing? 3. Perseverance– determine to stick with your family and marriage no matter what. 4. Commitment– combined with the decision to persevere in building your step-family. 5. Patience– Rome wasn’t built in a day and your healthy step-family won’t be built in a day either. 6. Flexibility– You need step-family answers to step-family questions, not biological answers to step-family questions. 7. Humor- it brings a perspective that helps you step back from the crisis or circumstances and see it in a new light. Keep on stepping!…