I have had the pleasure of working with families during their transitions, their initial divorce, post-divorce modifications or a second marriage. I started using the language “Bonus Parents and Bonus Kids” when children had anxiety around the idea of a stepparent. I remember as a kid thinking all stepparents must be like Cinderella’s evil stepmother. Kiddos that I counsel still have those fears at times. I learned calling a stepparent a “bonus” for them, another adult to love on them, help them … [Read more...]
Jennifer Leister, MA, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, a well-respected psychotherapist who counsels adults, adolescents, and children. Jennifer assists families dealing with separation, divorce, co-parenting, and other situations where families are raising children between two homes.