Friday, July 17, 2015
This week lesson we learned about blended family. Blended family come in many ways. I do not come from a blended family but after this week lesson I have gain respect and a better understanding on blended family. It is hard enough not getting along with your brother and sisters but I could not imagine how it will be meeting someone you did not know and calling them your brother or sister. In class, we learned four suggestion for parents in a blended family to improve their relationship as well with the children. Take minimum of 2 years for normality, birth parent should do all heavy discipline, step-parent should be a great aunt and uncle, and parents should have daily conference behind close door to be able to figure things out. Out of all these four suggestion, the one suggestion that really stood out to me was "step-parent should be a great aunt and uncle". This was a very interesting one for because I believe that is probably the best way to start and build a relationship with the child. Every child love the cool and fun to be with aunt or uncle. This will allow them to break any ice and will get to know the child. This week lesson has help me understand that any family can work as long as everyone is willing to accept and adapt to each other.