Bringing two parents and their children together can be challenging. Children may be used to different parenting styles and family routines. Visitation or conflict between separating parents can cause stress. Conflict between stepparents and parents that live outside the new family can also increase stress. Another point of potential conflict is any new stepsiblings. It can take time for children to adapt to the new family structure. It may help to speak with a therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl about the transition before it begins.
It can take time for both families to get used to living together. This can be due to different parenting and discipline styles, development of new relationships, strong or conflicting emotions. These challenges can occur even if everyone got along before living in the same space. The couple may have a hard time getting used to their new roles in the family. If this is the case for you and your family, Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl has family therapy and couples therapy that can help sort out the differences.
For Children, more changes may mean more stress. Children are often affected the most by joining a blended family. If they have already gone through their parents’ divorce. Then, they must adjust to a new parent and new rules. They may express frustration through behavioral or emotional outbursts. Children that are struggling with blending as a family, may benefit from therapy at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl.