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Successful Step Families: Smooth your blended family challenges with 5 strategies

Step families are incredibly common these days.

It can be hard when two families come together. Each have their own background, traditions, rules – and blending them is no simple task. If you are trying to manage a step family, a few pieces of advice can smooth over the challenges.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson shares five ways to keep a successful blended family. It starts with your marriage. The whole family will be more stable if your relationship with your partner is cohesive. From there, you can move forward together to make everyone happy and comfortable.

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