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Developing New Stepfamily Traditions

Written by Susan Swanson on . Posted in Marriage, Parenting, Remarriage

Here it is, July 4th weekend. A time for family, BBQs, and summer fun! It is often a weekend where parents share custody.

Maybe this year the kids are at your house. If they are, it’s a time to think about building memories for your stepfamily.

It takes time for kids to learn that new customs and traditions will happen in their lives with their new stepfamily. Sometimes they are resistant (if they’re teens, they are ready to be anywhere but with adults!) and sometimes they are open.

But, either way, develop the type of 4th of July weekend you want to have and make it part of new and building family traditions. These are the things that glue people together over the years. 

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Susan

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