Re: Advice on Blended Families needed
I agree with others who said, make sure you have enough room for everyone. We are dealing with things being cramped and crowded right now. My teen daughter shares her bedroom with her younger step sister and brother, every other weekend. It is ROUGH. Also, you have to be on the same page with parenting styles. How the disciplining will go etc. House rules need to be laid with the children from the very beginning, with no swaying from them, for anyone. If you sway with one, be expected to hear the others chime in about why and how it's not fair! This will add to the already stressful situation. Take time to talk to your partner about the situations and problems as they arise. Communication is key. If things are rocky now, moving in together won't make it better.