STAD ™ Educational Presentation

Don't call me mom: A guide to Stepparenting March 2017

By Allyson Tomchin Licensed psychotherapist 954925-9071,

11 Guidelines on how to a create a bond in a Blended Family

Discover how you can create a lasting bond in a blended family with these step-parenting guides. Parents often find it a difficult task progressing when they blend to create stepfamilies. This certain situation usually happens when some children try to resist the change or parent’s expectations of the new family does not match the previous family. Check out the ten guidelines on how to create a bond in a blended family.

1. Plan for a blended family. When you together with your partner decide to make a life together, consider how the children from the previous relationship will blend in...

One Stad’s Real life Lessons Learned about Step Relationships

I am a schoolteacher in an elementary school. By nature, I am good with children, and found it quite easy to establish connections and educate them. Once I made it past my first couple of years, I got the hang of discipline. I thought I knew all I needed to know, and would one day make a great dad. Along the way I became very close friends with a colleague. She had two girls who I quickly became close to. They were 8 and 14 at the time. They are now 15 and 19 respectively. When their mother passed from...

The guide to a successful stepfamily

Parenting is a tough job, probably the toughest (sorry quantum physicists). Then when you add a hostile ex-partner, potentially disrespectful stepchildren and maybe a slightly dysfunctional stepfamily at the initial stages, it seems almost impossible. 

But my fellow superhero stepparents, keep in mind the fact that you just went through a divorce, patched your life back up, found someone you truly belong with and are going to make a life altering decision, this time not only for yourself, but your children as well. So it’s alright to feel a bit uncertain.
This can be an extremely stressful phase for both parent and child alike. You’re trying your best...