Show 14 – Step-Families / Blended Families

Aired: Sunday, January 24, 2010 || 8 to 9 AM ET on 93.3 FM in Guelph

Line Brunet has a son from a previous marriage and lives with her new husband. Nearly half of North Americans are involved in some step-relationship. Line joins me in talking about the challenges of Step Families.

Having always been fascinated with human behaviour, potential and transformation, becoming a Life Coach was Line Brunet’s calling. Because of her own personal transformation, through family, career and health challenges, helping others do the same has become her passion. Line Brunet is a Certified Life Coach, Master Family Dynamics Coach, Master Spirit Life Coach and a member of the Certified Coaches Alliance as well as, Toastmasters International. A strong advocate for families, she hosts Family Focus on Blog Talk Radio every Thursday, 1 pm ET:

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Why do 60% of blended families end in divorce?

Living in a Step Family is a balancing act of grief, new family life, and navigating the maze of mixed feelings, different parenting styles, and the many relationships in your kid’s life. What are some of the do’s and don’ts?

How do you keep relationships with extended family?

Be open. Expect the unexpected. Develop good working relationships, communication skills, and problem solving skills.

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    National Stepfamily Day (NSFD) will be hosting Facbook’s First Face-a-Thon to bring awareness to National Stepfamily Day. September 16th, 2010. This campaign will run from February 25-March 11th 2010.
    The object to the NSFD Face-A-Thon is to bring awareness to this National Event that is also celebrated in Canada and the United Kingdom. I will be going to the White House this year to petition President Obama for a Presidential National Stepfamily Day proclamation. We need your help!!

    Recruit 5 people to the National Stepfamily Day-Supporting the Cause page. Once the 5 people JOIN, Email me at with the names of those you recruited. Your name will go into a drawing. You can enter as many times, each submission requires 5 new people that have joined. Drawing will take place on March 12th, 2010. Winners will be announce on the National Stepfamily Day website (First name and last name initial only) and on the Facebook – National Stepfamily Day-Support the Cause Group.(!/group.php?gid=126667324611&ref=ts) Winners will be notified by email.

    •National Stepfamily Day T-Shirt

    •National Stepfamily Day Mug

    •National Stepfamily Day Magnet.

    •National Stepfamily Day Tote Bag

    •4 Session Packages (1 hour each) with a 30 min. intro call with Brigitte Wangberg of My Life Instruction.

    •On April 29, 2010 from 8-9pm EST, CEO Paula Bisacre will host a live audio seminar, “The 5 Practices that Make the Most Difference for Blended Families,” exclusively for contest winners. Should you be one of the winners, you will receive call-in instructions within 5 days of the winner’s announcement. And, if you can’t attened over the phone, we’ll email you a link to the audio recording – so you can listen later. However, we encourage you to phone in for the live event – it’s going to be fun!

    •Enrollment in Creating A Successful Stepfamily by Joan Sarin MS of – a six-week online webinar covering all the fundamental principles you need to steer your stepfamily towards success!

    How to invite:

    On the National Stepfamily-Supporting the Cause page (!/group.php?gid=126667324611&ref=ts)
    Below the logo (left side of page) there is an “invite people to join” click on that to invite:

    Husband, Wives, parents, grandparents, adult children, siblings, brother/sister in laws, cousins, friends, neighbors and co workers! You can also place this on your Facebook Wall.

    Good luck and thanks for your support!

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