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A stepfamily standing in front of their home

Adding new people to your family can be tricky

Some families have new people because Mum or Dad are not together anymore and they meet someone else. That new person might have children of their own too.

Boy getting used to his new stepfamily

Everything feels different now

Lots of changes can come with a new family. You might have to move house or school or you might have new rules at home including having to share your toys with your stepbrother or sister.

Boy telling dad being in a step family is hard

You're not alone and it’s ok to talk

Everyone in your family might find the changes a bit hard - it’s not just you. Talk to your Mum or Dad about how you feel.

Stepbrother and sister playing board games

What can I do to make this better?

Spend some time getting to know your new family. Ask them what they like doing and find something to do together. It could make things at home more fun!

Boy calling Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800

It’s ok to need help

If you would like to talk about your new family - give us a call, send an email or start a WebChat.

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This content was last reviewed 15/02/2018