Children in Stepfamilies. Johnna McMurry. What is a stepfamily?. A STEPFAMILY IS: A family in which one or both of the adult partners bring children from a previous relationship. Also can be called a blended family. The icon television stepfamily – The Brady Bunch.
The icon television stepfamily – The Brady Bunch
According to Professor Lawrence Ganong of the University of Missouri-Columbia, It is estimated that there are the same number of stepfamilies as 100 years ago but that the reason has changed from death of a spouse to divorce.
Inability to see the other parent
Feeling caught in the middle between the biological parents
Fighting within the stepfamilies
Adjusting to rules and discipline set by the stepparent.Issues that stress stepchildren: