Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Facing up to Stepparent Issues: Knowing the Biological Father’s Role

Don’t be deaf and blind to the ways in which your step children compare your wife to your ex – the younger they are, the more vocal they’ll be about it. Even in the little ways you know how, show her how she is incomparable to whomever shared your life in the past, because she is your world now – and you should also help your kids understand this fact.

If you want to know more about your role as a husband to a stepmom or as a wife to a stepdad, there are many organizations that offer stepparenting help for Houston families, like The Bridge Across.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Truth about the Lives Numerous Single Parents in Houston Lead

Single parenting’s challenges go way beyond the emotional toll. For instance, supporting the family is much tougher. Unless a single parent is receiving alimony and/or child support from an ex-spouse, he/she’ll practically be the sole source of sustenance for the children. Most individuals employ a lot of tactics just to make ends meet – doing more overtime work, taking on part-time jobs—and sometimes, it’s still not enough.

Task overload is also common. Cooking dinner, doing laundry, helping out with the kids’ homework, tucking them in to bed – on tougher instances, one has to do these things almost simultaneously. For this reason, a lot of parents feel chronically fatigued.