Life is a complicated old thing. As if it isn`t enough to have to try and understand how to connect your printer to the network, and remember the three thousand online passwords that seem to form the backbone of modern life, we`ve also got to try to understand how to raise children in a completely new family landscape. More and more of us are living in `reconstituted families; with stepmums, and stepdads, and stepcats.
It`s a complex and fraught issue trying to go from one family, to a new and different shaped one with different players and the blending of different histories and ideas about how things should be done. What`s the best way to end a relationship? How do you negotiate the new living arrangements for the kids? Are there any big do`s and don`ts? And what about if you`ve got an angry ex? Or a new partner who doesn`t get that being a stepparent isn`t the same as being the parent? How do you even introduce that new `special someone` to your kids? And what about if you`re two mums? Or two dads? What if you`re a grandparent raising grandchildren? In answer to these many and complex questions Nigel presents an evening of evidence-based opinion and simplifying common sense. Just because the problem is complicated, doesn’t mean that the solution has to be.