A video-based program to help parents and stepparents build a powerful parenting team, strengthen your marriage, and guide children through the transition to a new family—in just three classes.

Getting married is the easy part!
When a stepfamily is formed, everyone needs to learn new rules: Mom and Dad need to learn how to work together as a team. Children and teens must adapt to changes. Everyone needs to build good relationships with new family members. Active Parenting for Stepfamilies in 3 is here to help!

Video, discussion, and activities make for a fast-paced workshop

Active Parenting for Stepfamilies in 3 uses entertaining video scenes to demonstrate common stepfamily challenges and solutions. Each workshop allows plenty of time for group discussion and activities.

Here’s what you’ll be learning:

(Note: the content and format of each workshop is determined by the leader of that workshop and may differ from what is shown below. Your workshop may provide a Parent’s Guide; if not, you can order it here. Check with your workshop leader for complete details.)

Session I: Stepfamily Living

  • Emotional baggage
  • Adjusting expectations
  • 5 Guidelines for Active Stepparents

Session II: Turning Differences into Opportunities

  • Dealing with differences
  • Avoiding loyalty conflicts
  • Establishing limits (of time, space, authority, money)

Session III: Encouraging Stepfamily Success

  • Discipline in a stepfamily
  • The power of encouragement