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Bounce by Gill Hasson, Sue Hadfield

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Chapter 11

Bounce in the family

All families, including single parents, blended families, working couples and older families, can survive stress and grow closer. There are a number of ways to develop strength in the family to create a sense of togetherness and belonging, and to use bounce to meet everyday ups and downs and manage major changes in family life – the case study in this chapter shows you how.

Ten years ago, when Nadine agreed to move in with and marry Josh, they each had children from previous relationships. Just before the wedding, Nadine became pregnant.

‘We sat the kids down and explained our plans. They seemed OK with it, until the reality set in. It’s one thing to try to prepare children but quite another to expect it ...

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