Table 1 Adolescents' Perceptions of Their Primary Disciplinarian Intact Family Stepfamily
(n = 30) (n = 15) Mother 37.5% 57.1% Father 62.5% 14.3% Stepfather - 28.6% Table 2 Issues That Resulted in Discipline for Adolescents Intact Family Stepfamily
(n = 30) (n = 15) House Rules 62% 66% School 20% 22% Peers 38% 33% Family Relations 6% 22% High-Risk Behavior 6% 0% Parent-Child Relations 20% 11% Appearance 6% 11% Note.
“Support for Stepdads is an American initiative that is helping people around the world with their stepfamily
issues,” said Campbell.
Airing as part of the channel's Adult season, Danielle Lineker - My New Stepfamily
finds the Cardiff-born model dealing with issues raised by integrating husband Gary's four teenage boys and her seven-year-old daughter Ella into one harmonious whole.
"You have to be able to make them realise that you're there for them." * Danielle Lineker - My New Stepfamily
is on BBC Three on July 20 at 9pm
Early evidence of problems in parent-child relationships emerged from the first longitudinal study in the USA that investigated stepfamily
relationships in the 26 months after remarriage (Hetherington and Clingempeel, 1992).
Even those living in stepfamily
households benefit from benefit from time with grandparents.
Bronfenbrenner suggested that the microsystem was the most immediate context for development, and here this was reflected in the biological or stepfamily
status of the fathers.
In multivariate analyses, five variables remained significantly associated with increased odds of chlamydial or gonorrheal infection: being female (odds ratio, 4.2), being black (3.4), having recently used alcohol before sex (2.0), increasing lifetime number of partners (1.4) and living in a stepfamily
According to the Stepfamily
Foundation, 16.5 percent of American kids live in stepfamilies, or blended families, where both parents bring children into the marriage.
Problems in practice also may reflect a lack of knowledge about stepfamily
structure and dynamics.
Called "Ties That Bind" the line includes 100 plus cards for stepfamily
members, chosen families, adoptive families, single-parent families, extended and combined families.
Special treatment issues covered include working with single-parent families, outside systems (peers, school, probation officers), divorce and stepfamily
problems, and substance abuse.
For example, one stepfamily
she knows celebrates Easter with the same energy and enthusiasm that some spend on Christmas.
Call the Stepfamily
Helpline on 0990 168388 for advice as to how to move forward.
The result is that a stepfamily
can sometimes become a battlefield - and I'm sorry to say that girls can be far worse than boys.