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Teaching Kids to Recognize Toxic Behavior

Teaching Kids to Recognize Toxic Behavior

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ByKristenSep 2, 20225 min read

Even the healthiest homes can leave children vulnerable to toxic behavior. It’s terrifying to think about, right? That no matter…

Children’s Books About Divorce & Stepfamilies

Children’s Books About Divorce & Stepfamilies

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ByKristenJun 10, 20226 min read

One of the very best ways to help children understand the massive change in their lives as a result of…

When Your Stepchild’s Other Home has Different Rules

When Your Stepchild’s Other Home has Different Rules

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ByKristenOct 15, 20215 min read

Last week, I had a meeting with a coaching client who was simply fed up with the different expectations and…

Why I Won’t Allow My Stepdaughter to Call Me “Mom”

Why I Won’t Allow My Stepdaughter to Call Me “Mom”

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ByKristenJun 15, 20204 min read

I was saying my goodbyes to my sweet almost-stepdaughter as she prepared to catch her flight to the wedding destination,…

Getting Ready for the Holidays in a Blended Family

Getting Ready for the Holidays in a Blended Family

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ByKristenNov 26, 20194 min read

Things get SO complicated around the holidays in a blended family. When are you visiting your family? His? When will…

Navigating Different Parenting Styles in a Blended Family

Navigating Different Parenting Styles in a Blended Family

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ByEmilyJun 18, 20196 min read

“I’ll never let my kid do that when I become a parent.” (… Unless I marry a single dad and…

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