New families, new situations

Information to comfort you and boost your confidenceTime and patience are your best friends while everyone is getting used to the new situation. Remember, you’re not the only one adapting to your new family life.

Every member of the family, no matter how big or small, needs love and attention. Sometimes you have to find new ways to keep everyone happy. This is important.

If you’ve started a new family with a new mate, you already know about change. The birth of a new child will be an opportunity to reconsider everyone’s place. There is no right or wrong way of doing things. It’s up to you as parents to discover what works for each member of the family.

Blended families are increasingly common. Don’t be shy to talk about your situation with relatives and friends.

If you need support, contact the CLSC or community groups in your area. There are also a number of good books on the subject.