Thursday, May 17, 2012

How to Use Your Kid's Summer Vacation in Blending Your Blended Family?

advice on blending the blended family
Summer is coming and this is one of the best time of the year to have your step kids enjoy their summer break with your other kids. Now that your step children know their step siblings, it is best that you step up a notch and have them develop that bond. Summertime is great for bonding since the kids will have the free time with them. Some tips below can help you in blending your step-family and your biological children.

  1. Summer break will be fun for everyone, schedule an activity that your step-children and biological children enjoy. Watching fun movies is a great start, make some popcorn and snacks for them to share.
  2. Having the all the kids stay at your home can be fun too. Keep everyone busy, cooking or baking is a great way to make everyone work with each other. Baking and decorating pastries can be a lot of fun too!
  3. If you have the budget, traveling with the kids and all the member of your blended family is another way of spending time together. Make sure that everyone is aware of the rules though. Advice them on what to wear and which things are allowed and which are not.

Blendingyour blended family can be tough specially if there is a wall between them. Start by easing each other with each and everyone's presence. If you think that it will be a problem to schedule the event, make the plans ahead of time. It's okay to schedule, so long you do it ahead of time. The Blended Family Resource Center is one of the best source of information and advice on Blending your blended family.

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