Manage episode 268330671 series 182091
Being a stepparent is a wonderful blessing, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. Blending families, with or without children involved, is hard because you have to get to know a new normal, but you also don’t want to overstep appropriate boundaries that involves loving and discipling any children involved. Often you’re left wondering how you can ever become the step-parent you wanted to be when you said “I do!” These hurdles aren’t impossible to jump, but they do take a good bit of wisdom and discernment. That’s where bestselling author, licensed marriage & family therapist, podcaster, and popular conference speaker, Ron Deal, can bring a good bit of help to a seemingly unwinnable situation. Dr. Meg shares the first of a 2-part conversation with Ron, and they have a great talk about being a smarter stepparent in a blended family. Ron has a new book called Building Love Together in Blended Families: The Five Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart. This book will give you incredible insight into how to show and receive love in your new family. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to email@example.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!
Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Ron Deal and their conversation regarding becoming “stepfamily smart”. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.
A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 1)
In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily.
A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 2)
In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily
POINTS TO PONDER
Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about navigating the journey into a stepfamily.
PARENT PEP RALLY
FROM THE PRODUCER
Thanks for listening to Episode 113, Building Healthy Stepfamilies Part 1 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD
Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at firstname.lastname@example.org and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!
Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.