When families and individuals come together and form stepfamilies, there are challenges. Some of them are easily resolved; others are not. If you are having any difficulties or challenges dealing with the stepfamily dynamic, you should sign up today for a 6-session workshop being held at the 92Y on NYC’s east side starting Tuesday, October 1st.
These workshops, which are facilitated by Linda Paul, a Stepfamily Foundation Certified Coach (and yes, this Examiner), will give you strategies and tools to:
- Understand the fundamental differences between stepfamilies and biological families.
- Appreciate and honor the differences between yours and your new partner’s ideas of family.
- Recognize common sources of conflict and how to mitigate them.
- Develop rules and boundaries, roles and responsibilities in the new family structure.
- Communicate with your partner and children about the challenges and the solutions.
While there is a set outline and agenda for this workshop, portions will be customized for the attendees so that your specific issues can more thoroughly be addressed.
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
Tuesdays from October 1st – November 5th
$150 per person/$300 per couple (for entire 6-week program)
Who should attend:
Couples are encouraged to attend as many of the exercises are geared towards both the biological and step-parent so they can better understand the other’s perspective; however, solo step-parents are welcome as well.
Step-parenting is hard. It helps when you and your partner find the solutions together. Come join others experiencing similar challenges. Everyone has something unique to share.