Diminishing the Drama of Father’s Day .. Stepdads…

We can’t forget “stepdad” on father’s day. It can be awkward or wonderful. Read these tips on father’s day and stepdads.

If only family dynamics were as simple, loving, and straight-forward as the prose in store-bought greeting cards portray them to be.

Dear Dad,For being there every day of my life,For holding my hand and drying my tears,

For listening to my words and sharing your wisdom,

For always letting me know you had my back….and my heart,

Today I sing your praises for having always sung mine.

I love you with all my heart. I’m so glad you’re my one, my only, my Dad.

Happy Father’s Day!

It reads like the perfect card for one of the kids on The Cosby Show to send to dear old dad. If only that TV home represented every child’s family, one in which a devoted father and husband interacts with his family daily. The reality is that one out of three children in the United States will no longer be living with a biological father before they reach the age of 18. Read More>>>

Blended families can be tricky at first. Need a few sessions of family counseling?


About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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