National Stepfamily Day/Week: National Stepfamily Day is celebrated on September 16 every year. But GSSA HQ is encouraging our Agents to celebrate all week!
Families come in all shapes and sizes. " Whether it’s because of divorce, estrangement, death, or another reason, stepfamilies need to unite and rebuild their lives together, and that deserves recognition. "
History of National Stepfamily Day
In the U.S.A., over 30% of the under 18 population lives in a stepfamily environment.
"As times changed and society became more accepting, recognition came into place for concepts that were historically considered nontraditional."
In 1993, Patricia L. Papernow outlines the seven stages of development that stepfamilies go through.
In 1997, National Stepfamily Day is officially declared.
Celebrate this Day
Go to Brunch
Go Bowling or Miniature Golf
Make a meal together
Share messages and photos of your blended family on Social Media
Stepfamily Day is a day to celebrate the love and bond between stepfamilies. It’s a day to appreciate each other and create new memories.
The Importance of National Stepfamily Day
Reset: "If your family is struggling with coming together, over big issues or small conflicts, taking time out of an otherwise normal week (even amidst the chaos of going back to school) can help your family to restructure their thoughts about blending together."
Talk: "National Stepfamily Day as a chance for a family heart-to-heart."
Pride: Celebrate your own blended family with sharing and making memories together.
Written and Submitted by GSSAgent#3013
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