These children are likely to have a parent living elsewhere, with whom the children have a continuing relationship

These children are likely to have a parent living elsewhere, with whom the children have a continuing relationship

Young people report significantly higher levels of conflict in stepfamilies and lone-parent families than in intact families. Stepfamilies in particular create new sources of tension. Living in a stepfamily is not easy. In addition to all the challenges of ilies involve numerous pressures and tensions from raising children who have different parents. Numerous issues can arise in terms of forming a single family unit, including discipline, issues about financial provision for the different children, and difficulties in relationships between the children. There can also be issues of resentment of step-children and competition for time and attention. Continue reading “These children are likely to have a parent living elsewhere, with whom the children have a continuing relationship”