Blended Family Counseling

@Bytemi (1553)
United States
March 19, 2007 11:56am CST
What are your feelings on Blended Family Counseling? I have a 3 year old daughter and my boyfriend has a 9 year old daughter. We have been talking about marriage and I think that Blended Family Counseling would be good for both of the girls, what do you think?
1 person likes this
4 responses
@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I married a man with 2 kids. I don't know that it would have benefited us much, because we're on the same page when it comes to raising and disciplining them. But both kids have been in individual counseling because of issues with their mom, and it's been beneficial to them. There's no harm in trying it out - you will probably learn a lot!
1 person likes this
@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
19 Mar 07
So you did not do family counseling but the girls get their own individual counseling.
• United States
19 Mar 07
I think this is an exelent idea and could even help you and your boy friend as to how to react with each others children !I know a few folks who could have benefited from such a thing in the past!
1 person likes this
@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Thank you the voice of experience is always nice to hear from. Do you know what it entails?
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
19 Mar 07
This is an excellent idea! It's much better to be proactive rather than reactive. It would benefit both girls and the two of you as well. I'm in a blended family situation and it's been extremely difficult. I really think we could have used family counselling. Even if you think you have all the parenting issues figured out, there may be some new sibling troubles to deal with. The 3 yr old is used to being the center of your attention. The 9 yr old isn't used to having a little one around 24/7. I wish you all the best of luck!
1 person likes this
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
19 Mar 07
In almost all circumstances, I think counseling is a good option. I mean really, what do you have to lose? (other than money, and when you weigh money against family, it's easy to see what comes out on top) My suggestion: give it a try and see how it goes.
1 person likes this