Play

Sending the kids back to school is always a transition. You want to set up for success, and have that transition go as smooth as possible. I share my top ten tips for a successful school year, which are

 

  1. Establish routines
  2. Use alarm clocks
  3. Set designated homework times and areas
  4. Use family calendars
  5. Be smart about meal planning
  6. Teach your kids time management skills
  7. Talk about head lice prevention
  8. Keep the kids healthy
  9. Correspond with your ex
  10. Communicate with your children

 

Listen to the show for more details so you and your children can have a great year!

 

Join the Private Facebook Group

Listen and Rate/Review on Itunes

Connect with me on Facebook

Connect with me on Twitter

Send questions or feedback to melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com

Send me a voicemail at Speakpipe

Image courtesy of Witthaya Phonsawat at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

Play

melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com

Setting proper boundaries is essential in the blended family home. Everyone needs to know what is acceptable and what is not in order to maintain some kind of peace in the home. Some tips on setting boundaries include doing so from the beginning, holding family meetings, and practicing good communication.

 

If you’re wondering who needs boundaries, well everyone. Though you will find the most necessary boundaries are set with the children, the ex spouses, and the in laws (or ex in laws).  Each of those types require different types of boundaries, and they are unique to your family. The happiness of the family and especially the children lies in practicing this boundary setting often!

 

Join the Private Facebook Group

Listen and Rate/Review on Itunes

Connect with me on Facebook

Connect with me on Twitter

Send questions or feedback to melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com

Send me a voicemail at Speakpipe

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

Play

This show is all about you!

I answer some listener questions!

 

Join the Private Facebook Group

Listen and Rate/Review on Itunes

Connect with me on Facebook

Connect with me on Twitter

Send questions or feedback to melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com

Send me a voicemail at Speakpipe

Visit the website at www.blendedfamilypodcast.com

 

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

Play

 

Family Contracts can be very helpful in the blended family. When children move from home to home, behavior and rules can get a little out of control. Contracts can help get everyone on the same page. There are many different types of contracts that you can draw up, depending on the child and what their specific needs are. Some examples are a cell phone contract, a driving contract, a behavioral contract, or a chore/reward contract. Listen to the show for details on exactly how to be successful using this method.
For the cell phone contract www.joshshipp.com

 

Join the Private Facebook Group

Listen and Rate/Review on Itunes

Connect with me on Facebook

Connect with me on Twitter

Send questions or feedback to melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com

Send me a voicemail at Speakpipe

 

Image courtesy of Jeroen van Oostrom at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Play

Ending a relationship is a very hard decision to make, especially if you have a blended family. Lots of lives are affected by your decisions. If you and your partner come to the realization that the relationship is not working, there are some tips to help you get through the process more smoothly.

 

  1. Make sure this is definitely what you want
  2. Don’t repeat previous mistakes or old patterns
  3. Learn from this experience
  4. Talk to the kids openly and honestly
  5. Set up a visitation schedule
  6. Do not get the kids involved in the drama

 

For the reality show opportunity contact Angelo Ierace

angeloierace@gmail.com

aierace@kineticcontent.com

 

Join the Private Facebook Group

Listen and Rate/Review on Itunes

Connect with me on Facebook

Connect with me on Twitter

Send questions or feedback to melissa@blendedfamilypodcast.com

Send me a voicemail at Speakpipe

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net