Over one third of children in the US live in a blended family. Our family counseling services include strategies to help children and parents struggling to fit in or make it work in a new family environment.
As every child, parent and family is unique, there is no one size fits all answer for merging two households together into one. Siblings from the same parent could respond differently in their new environment, there may be conflicting or different parenting styles, etc. This can make it a difficult process for the entire family. Our family counseling services can help ease the painfulness of a difficult transition and help your new family become a fully-functional and healthy household.
How can Blended Family Counseling help?
We can assist you before, after, and during the transition to identify and anticipate potential behavior or emotional issues that may come up and develop proactive strategies to resolve them ahead of time. With compassion, our family counselors can help convey common emotions that family members might be experiencing and how to work through them in a loving manner. You can learn ways to communicate, build mutual trust and respect, and set boundaries and behavior expectations with new family members.
Successfully bringing two families together requires a strong commitment by everyone to communicate openly and honestly with each other, remain positive, and always work through the challenges together as a family.
If you or a family member is struggling with your new family situation in St. Peter, St. Charles or any of the surrounding areas, we can help you.