WHAT ARE THE NEW PARENTS, SIBLINGS AND GRANDPARENTS IN MENTAL HEALTH?
- New Parents
When a relationship breaks down or a parent dies,
the child may eventually be introduced to a new adult who takes on a parental
role. In some situations, a new adult
may come along and everyone just gets on.
This can happen. But in some families, the new adult can lead to
differences that are hard for everyone to cope with.
Building a relationship with a stepparent is
different to building relationships with new friends. With a new friend, WE
decide if we want to be their friend, with a new stepparent, the parent decides,
and the child almost has to accept that and develop the relationship whether
they want to. It can take some time for the new stepparent and the child to
decide how they feel about each other and how they all fit together within the
new family structure.
It can be a very intense…
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