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Divorce to Remarriage - Meeting the Kids

Aug 17, 2007
A child is always an issue when an individual becomes involved with another person. It is difficult to know how to approach them carefully without damaging a relationship. The kids may feel overwhelmed at the process of loosing one parent in the home to gaining another. They may feel resentful or withdrawn.

How can an individual become a part of a family that is already defined? Can this be an easy transition orwill it be difficult to obtain? There are many questions when children are involved. A person needs to understand that not only is their life about to change, but the lives of the children are as well. Some kids will adjust to another figure in their lives more than others. The transition of it all comes down
to the way the adults handle the situation.

A step-parent can be difficult to accept. The children will have a hard time learning how to adapt to their new surroundings. They may feel resentful dealing with another individual trying to control their every movement. The step-parent has a tough time of finding a thin line between parent and friend.

The parent of these children needs to introduce them at an early point in their relationship, after things are becoming more serious, not while it is still casual. Once they have been familiarized with each other, have family time together. Have fun going to a ball game, the part or an amusement center. It is vital for the child's well-being to spend time with this other adult. Hopefully, friendship and respect will develop.

Once the wedding date has been set talk to the children about the new living arrangement. Have them be apart of the wedding somehow. It is important to show them that they are wanted and needed in the new union. Children are very susceptible to their surroundings. As time moves forward, the children will become more use to the new arrangements.

However, as soon as the two adults are married, the step-parent should still be a friend first and a parent second. It is vital that they know that the individual is strong but not demanding. When the two newly formed parents are discussing a child's behavior, they should never in front of them. Privately talking then coming to a solid agreement will assist in a strong and sturdy household.

When an individual joins a family it could be difficult at first. If the love is strong and pure the couple could work anything out. It is vital to think of the children when coming together.

This does not mean that the adults must put off their love because the children are unhappy. All it is is that both individuals must come together as a couple and try to find a happy medium for all that is involved. Be a friend first, a parent second. Begin the relationship with communication and someting fun like a ball game.
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