071: Stepparenting From Love // Amanda Louder

Stepparenting From Love

I think we all know that parenting can be hard– but from what I’ve heard, step-parenting is even harder. Think about some of the struggles you face with your children– maybe it’s dealing with sassy attitudes or figuring out the rules and technology expectations in your home. Then imagine trying to navigate all of that with children who also have another parent or set of parents and another home they live in part of the time. I can only imagine how complicated that must get and how many big emotions are involved.

Today’s guest, Amanda Louder–a life coach, podcaster, mother of three, and stepmother of two–gives three takeaways that have helped her navigate and embrace her blended family:

1) Treat your step children as equals to your own children: give them the same amount of love, responsibility, and discipline

2) Understand that he was their dad first

3) Try to find a new family culture

Amanda has such a positive outlook as she strives to “live from love” in the relationships she has with all of her children.

 

Show Notes 

Instagram: @amandaloudercoaching

Website: www.amandaloudercoaching.com

Podcast: Live from Love

“To the Mom Who Doesn’t Feel Like a Mother, Yet”– blog post by Katie Davis Majors

“Parenting After Divorce” online Conference–sign up soon because it ends March 15th!

raisingblendedfamilies.com

 

About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.

2 Comments

  1. Jennifer on 03/19/2019 at 10:11 PM

    I loved this episode. It really gave me a different aspect of my role as a stepparent.

    • Rachel Nielson on 03/20/2019 at 8:51 PM

      Oh I’m so glad to hear that!! Thank you for listening!

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