Synergistic Stepparenting Podcast

Synergistic Stepparenting Podcast

Maria Natapov has been a stepparent for 10+ years. When she and her partner learned of the abuse and neglect inflicted by the biological mother, Maria studied and took the lead to install the right supports and prevent her stepdaughter from further harm. Her passion is helping other stepparents transform their challenging responsibilities into opportunities for the whole family to thrive. In Synergistic Stepparenting podcast, Maria talks frankly about actionable steps to transform family chaos into meaningful and harmonious co-parenting. Reminding stepparents that they are not alone. Learn more about Maria Natapov. https://synergisticstepparenting.com/meet-maria/

Episodes

June 6, 2024 8 mins

Hey there, blended family rockstars!

Welcome back to another episode of the Synergistic Stepparenting podcast, where we tackle all things related to blended families, coparenting, stepparenting with harmony and grace. If you’re a stepparent or divorced parent nurturing a new romantic relationship and getting serious, this episode is packed with juicy tips on how to introduce your new partner to your kids smoothly and successfully. S...

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Hey blended family warriors! Maria here, and welcome back to another episode of Synergistic Stepparenting podcast. Today, I've got something truly special for you. If you've ever felt like you're stuck in a cycle of endless worry and emotional chaos, you’re in the right place. We’re diving into why the power of RRT is the best-kept secret and your new BFF for finally feeling clear, confident, and ready to create the ...

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Welcome back to another episode of the Synergistic Stepparenting podcast! I’m Maria Natapov, your guide on this journey to creating a harmonious and joyful blended family. Have you ever dealt with co-parenting fear and comparison in your blended family role? 

Imagine this: you start your day feeling the weight of all your responsibilities. You worry about how your stepchildren will react to your guidance, how to navigate the tension...

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Welcome back to another episode of "Synergistic Stepparenting," the podcast dedicated to helping you navigate the complex and rewarding journey of blending families. I'm your host, Maria Natapov, and today we’re exploring a topic that weighs heavy on many stepparents’ and divorced parents’ hearts, the struggles of coparenting with an absent coparent. Find the show notes for this episode at SynergisticStepparenting.co...

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Hey there, fellow stepparents! It's Maria Natapov, your go-to guide for navigating the ups and downs of blended family life. I know firsthand how easy it is to catch a bad case of blended family challenges overwhelm caused by juggling the demands of your career, your family, and your own well-being, especially when it feels like conflicts are constantly looming. Find the show notes for this episode at SynergisticStepparenting....

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Welcome back to another episode of Synergistic Stepparenting podcast, where we dive deep into the realities of blended family life. It's great to have you here, warriors navigating the unique challenges of blended family dynamics. Today, we're tackling a topic that hits close to home for most of you: navigating blended family cumulative stressors. Find the show notes for this episode at SynergisticStepparenting.com/95.

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Welcome back to another episode of the Synergistic Stepparenting podcast, where we explore the intricate dance of stepparenting with compassion and understanding. Today, we're delving into the pressure facing stepparents to step up or back off, and the strategies for finding balance amidst the chaos. So, grab your favorite mug of tea, settle in, and let's dive deep into this important topic. Find the show notes for this e...

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Hey there, fellow stepparents and divorced parents! I know how it feels when blended family tensions arise, and it seems like there's no end in sight. You're not alone in this struggle. I get it—I've been there too. But guess what? It's possible to foster a supportive blended family dynamic, and I'm here to guide you through it. Find the show notes for this episode at SynergisticStepparenting.com/93.
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Another day rolls by, and you find yourself tangled in the chaos of life. Managing your high-powered career and nurturing your blended family is tough. Sometimes it feels like you're juggling flaming torches, hoping they won't burn you or anyone else around you. The stress mounts. You seek to identify your stepchild's challenging behaviors, understand their emotional triggers and effectively respond to them while fee...

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Welcome to a special episode of the Synergistic Stepparenting podcast. I'm your host, Maria Natapov, and today, we're diving deep into the heart-wrenching scenario of a blended family facing a major blended family crisis: Lily, Emily's 12-year-old stepdaughter, has been diagnosed with a serious chronic illness. We're exploring the stepparent's struggle with overwhelm, the bio-parent's role balancing st...

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Another day begins, and the weight of your blended family's complexities sits heavy on your shoulders. You juggle your demanding career, family dynamics, and personal growth aspirations, all while striving for harmony in the chaos. You're not alone. I see you, I understand you, and I'm here to guide you through the maze. Join me as we delve deeper into how to prioritize personal growth and supporting stepchild's...

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Imagine the heart-wrenching sight of your child, shoulders slumped and eyes downcast, as they endure the painful reality of bullying from an unexpected source — their own parent. Today, we'll delve into the complexities of supporting a child through blended family challenges. I'll offer guidance and support to parents like you to who are navigating the challenging journey of creating and upholding co-parenting boundaries ...

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Welcome to another episode of "Synergistic Stepparenting." I'm Maria Natapov, your guide on this journey towards building stronger, more harmonious blended families. Today we're delving into a topic that's often shrouded in darkness. Yet it holds the key to unlocking greater connection and resilience within our families: shame and guilt. Find the show notes for this episode at SynergisticStepparenting.com/8...

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Welcome, dear listeners, to another episode of Synergistic Stepparenting podcast. I'm your host, Maria Natapov, and I'm thrilled to have you join me today as we dive into the complexities of step-parenting and co-parenting with compassion and clarity. 

To all the stepparents and divorced parents tuning in, I want you to know that you're not alone on this journey. Whether you're navigating the delicate balance bet...

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Welcome, cherished stepparents and divorced parents in blended families, to another episode of the Synergistic Stepparenting podcast. I'm here with you, your guide and ally, as we delve into the intricate dynamics of blended family life.

Today, we're tackling a topic that hits close to home for many of us: power struggles. Find the show notes for this episode at SynergisticStepparenting.com/86.

Have you ever had déjà vu? Le...

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Hey there, amazing stepparents and blended family warriors! Welcome back to another episode of Synergistic Stepparenting podcast, your go-to resource for navigating the challenges of struggling with stepparenting with grace and courage. Today, we're diving deep into the heart of one of the most common struggles in blended families: overcoming our own fears and worries. Find the show notes for this episode at SynergisticSteppar...

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Hey there, fabulous stepparents! Welcome back to another episode of Synergistic Stepparenting Podcast, where I guide you to navigate the wild and wonderful world of blended families with grace, humor, and a whole lot of heart. I'm your host Maria Natapov, your trusty guide through the twists and turns of stepparenting life.

Today, we’re continuing to explore how to strengthen the stepfamily for harmonious co-parenting, understa...

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Hey there, amazing stepparents! It's Maria Natapov, your guide in the world of blended families. Today, let's dive into the stepfamily challenges you face and how to navigate them effectively. Find the show notes at SynergisticStepparenting.com/83.

Covered Topics:
- Stepparent Insight
- Recognizing Stepfamily Patterns
- Neuroscience of Unhealthy Patterns in Stepfamilies
- Leveraging Stepfamily Adv...

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Hey there, amazing stepparents!

Welcome back to another episode of Synergistic Stepparenting podcast, where we dive deep into the world of blended families with a touch of humor and a whole lot of heart. I'm your host, Maria Natapov, the stepparenting coach here to guide you through the ups and downs of this incredible journey.

In today's episode, we're talking about something many of us face in stepfamilies: How to ha...

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Hey there, amazing stepparents!

Welcome to another episode of Synergistic Stepparenting, the podcast where we dive deep into the unique challenges of blending families while leading with love. I'm your go-to blended family strategist, here to guide you on this incredible journey.

Today's episode is extra special, as we explore the power of mourning mindfully and how it can transform your experience as a stepparent. I'm...

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