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One Big Happy (Blended) Family: Tips to Help Fathers Co-Parent Effectively.
Schneeberg, Eugene. McKittrick, Anna.
National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families.
Fact Sheet Information Packet or Sheet
Published: September 2016
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When we hear the words “blended family,” we may think of two adults getting married and creating a new household that includes a child or children from a previous relationship(s). Unfortunately, there isn’t a word that adequately expresses the variety of people who are fathers and mothers to children that aren’t biologically theirs. Therefore, in this tip sheet, “blended family” means something more general: any situation where a parent who is not the birth father or mother is raising a child. For example, grandparents raising a grandchild, foster parents, or a child living with a parent and the parent’s live-in partner. (Author Abstract)
Families; FAMILIES; Adopted children; ADOPTIVE FAMILIES; Birth fathers; FATHER CHILD RELATIONSHIPS; Birth mothers; MOTHER CHILD RELATIONSHIPS