Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Tips for Integrating a Blended Family

Screen shot 2013-01-28 at 8.30.34 PMPublished January 2013: Mom.Me

Tips for Integrating a Blended Family
How to merge two families into one

Article Excerpt:

Blending a family can offer rewards and challenges that strengthen the bond of your marriage and your family life. To successfully merge families, parents will need to assess and discuss their similarities and differences and how they — and their children — plan to compromise and cooperate. Patience, consideration and open communication are essential and will help bring about a much smoother transition for the entire family. Continue reading

January 28, 2013 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment

When You’re the New Stepparent of a Teenager

Published July 2011: ParentUSACity.com

When You’re the New Stepparent of a Teenager

Article Excerpt:

Finding the perfect mix for a blended family takes time. Just as it takes time to warm up to a new friend or neighbor, stepchildren need time to absorb the changes in the family and to evaluate how to approach relationships. And when the stepchild is a teen, an extra set of challenges comes into play. Continue reading

July 31, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , | Leave a comment