When a couple forms a stepfamily, new family networks emerge. Stepfamilies are sometimes fairly simple and sometimes intricate.
- What are the biggest problems faced by a stepfamily?
- Assess the suggestions on having a successful stepfamily. What do you think are the key elements? Are these elements the same or different from having a successful biological family?
- According to the chapter, what are some of the advantages and disadvantages of growing up in a stepfamily? Feel free to also include personal experiences as appropriate.
Length: three paragraphs