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Category Archives: Discipline

Authoritative parenting: What is it and why is it important for stepfamilies?

People’s individual approaches to parenting differ. A person’s parenting style is typically based on their culture, their upbringing, their age, their religion and societal expectations. For stepparents, parenting styles – much like everything else in the world of stepfamilies – have some extra influencers involved. How long your partner was a single parent before your […]

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Consequences In Stepfamilies – How to Make Them Effective

There is a lot of parenting advice out there – on the internet, in the library and on the streets. Some of that is advice is sensible and evidence based, learnt from years of trial and error – oohps I mean research – some from those well-meaning people who you stand next to in the […]

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5 Tips For Discipline in Stepfamilies

It’s not a surprise that adult and children’s views differ on a lot of things. Those differences are never more evident than when you are first starting your stepfamily. One of the biggest areas of difference in new stepfamilies is around who should be responsible for discipline. Discipline in stepfamilies has been the subject of […]

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