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The blended family is becoming more of a norm than an aberration. One of the keys to effective parenting is presenting a united front. This one is often difficult in blended families, where the children often discount the authority of the stepparent. The new Romantic Rendezvous Home Edition helps address parenting as a team.

At least one-third of all children in the U.S. are expected to live in a stepfamily before they reach age 18. In a blended or stepfamily, one or both partners have been married before. At least one has lost a spouse through divorce or death. One or both of them have children from their previous marriage. The blended family is becoming more of a norm than an aberration.

Statistics tell us that children in blended families are at greater risk of living in high conflict homes where sixty percent are in danger of once again falling apart. Relationships are so important to parenting that Klayne Rasmussen, Ph.D., LMFT, from IntraLife Systems (http://www.intralifesystems.com) included a section on Parenting as a Team in the new Romantic Rendezvous Home Edition DVD series. (http://www.intralifesystems.com)

The Romantic Rendezvous Home Edition teaches parents that even in the best of marriages parenting can create disagreement and discord if it is not done as a team. Dr. Rasmussen states, “If you are in turmoil as a couple, the family is going to be similarly affected. It is very important that the two of you are getting along and working on your marriage if you are to be truly effective parents.”

Two of the most important elements in parenting as explained by Dr. Rasmussen in the Romantic Rendezvous Home Edition are consistency and love. Another key to effective parenting is presenting a united front. This one is often difficult in blended families, where the children often discount the authority of the stepparent.

In four short segments the Romantic Rendezvous Home Edition shows couples the easy steps to follow that will unite them as a couple. Couples get the benefit of Dr. Rasmussen’s 15 years of therapy experience and counsel in this comprehensive DVD program. Other couples can now find out why one husband said, “The Rendezvous is highly enjoyable and very informative…we had a number of ‘A-ha!’ moments.”

The four sessions are designed to teach couples to move in the same direction in the relationship and parenting, remove barriers, and love more deeply. This is accomplished through the comprehensive topics on how to make marriage work for both of them; discovering true intimacy; parenting as a team; and creating balance in life.

To find out more about Dr. Rasmussen or the Romantic Rendezvous Home Edition visit http://www.intralifesystems.com .

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