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Is it time to retire the stereotype of the evil step-parent?

This week’s Mom Enough guest thinks so and offers wise and practical guidance on how to make life easier and happier for parents, step-parents and children!


We all know classic stories with an evil step-mother cast as villain. But how does that image jibe with the countless step-parents who give tender loving care to the children in their households? And how can parents and step-parents join together to work in the best interest of the children they share, despite the insecurities and animosities that can challenge divorced parents and blended families? Psychologist and collaborative family law specialist Deborah Clemmensen joins Marti & Erin for an encouraging and practical discussion of how children and parents can thrive even within the challenging context of divorce and remarriage.


Are you involved in a blended family situation or do you know someone who is? To what extent do parents and step-parents work together to create a shared parenting plan that is in the best interest of the child(ren)? Please share your thoughts in our REPLY space!


For the Bonus Families web site, click here.

For the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota, click here.

For Enhancing Co-Parenting Effectiveness – An Early Prevention Program, click here.

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