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A blended family (or stepfamily) is a family where one or both of the parents have children from previous relationships, as well as possibly children together. Some children will be part of two blended families, if both their parents have new partners. Whether you’re introducing a new partner as a stepparent or are becoming a stepparent yourself, becoming a blended family can be an exciting but daunting prospect. Here are some tips to help.

Tips for an easier family life

Help and advice

Being a stepparent can be hard, but help is out there. If you need to talk to somebody, Children 1st’s Parentline is here for you and your family. The Spark also provides relationship advice for blended families.

Last updated: 14 Jun, 2023