Sookie and Bill are having a baby. According to UsMagazine.com, True Blood costars and real-life couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are expecting their first baby. Paquin and Moyer met in 2007 when True Blood began filming, and a short two years later Moyer popped the question. The couple was married in Malibu in August 2010. That same year, Paquin told Marie Claire she wanted to put off having kids. “I have trouble planning anything more than brunch with my friends. But when the time’s right, we’ll do it.” This will be Paquin’s first child, although Moyer has two children from a previous marriage, Billy and Lilac.
How do you handle children from separate marriages?
Having older children from a past marriage could be an uncomfortable situation when bringing a new baby into the picture. Here are a few tips on how to do it:
1. Don’t force anything: Forcing your children to meet or even have a relationship with siblings they are not related to can be a touchy situation. Pushing your children into something they don’t want to do will ultimately push them away. Allow your children to make to choice on their own.
2. Allow them to become friends: Similar to not forcing your children to meet the others, you don’t want to force them into friendship. Let them become friends on their own, and they will form greater bonds.
3. Act as one family: Don’t separate your children into groups based upon marriages. Bring all of your children out as one happy family. Go to the beach together and have family dinners together. Whatever it is that you do, do it together as family.
How do you handle children from separate marriages? Share your stories below.
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