FamilyLife Blended® Minute

No Wonder You’re Confused

with | August 7, 2023
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Double-messages just leave you confused.

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No Wonder You’re Confused

August 07, 2023
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Ron: Double-messages just leave you confused.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Have you ever had someone tell you to be a certain way, then tell you not to be that way? Like when an employer makes you responsible for something, but then takes your authority away. It’s confusing. Well, stepparents get these double-messages a lot early on when their stepchild appreciates them for being a parent, but then gets annoyed with them for being a parent. Yes, provide for me like a parent, and give me an allowance, but don’t discipline me or invade my personal space.

Now the answer to this confusion is to not second-guess yourself. Act with consistency; build trust over time; and let your spouse handle punishment for a while. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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