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If you or your spouse has children from another marriage, you’re in what’s known as a blended family. According to 2001 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 15% of American children live in blended families. That number is expected to rise dramatically as family structures continue to change.
While blended families can be perfectly healthy and functional, they do create challenges that may not be as prevalent or intense within traditional families. According to research by E. Mavis Hetherington, author of For Better or for Worse: Divorce Reconsidered, blended families experience higher divorce rates, and children growing up in blended homes are twice as likely to struggle with depression or antisocial behavior. With these facts in mind, it pays to have a strategy for success . . .
When To Use
Why such a challenge. What is the “trick”? Steps to take. Keeping it simple. Exercise is the secret weapon. Making exercise fun—yes, it’s possible. Changes you will see and feel.
How to Use
Counseling, health fairs, work shops.