Step-daughter

(redirected from stepfamily)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to stepfamily: blended family

STEP-DAUGHTER. In Latin privigna, is the daughter of one's wife, or of one's husband.

References in periodicals archive ?
Stepfamily formation can be a period of intense change that generates imbalance and disharmony within a family.
For example, an adolescent from a stepfamily reported being slapped in the face for harassing a younger sibling.
Remarriage - about two-thirds of women and three-quarters of men remarry after divorce - solves some problems but not others: Though the income of a stepfamily is usually equivalent to that of a first marriage, children are "two to three times more likely to suffer emotional and behavior problems and nearly twice as likely to have developmental or learning problems as children in intact families"; stepchildren are also more likely to drop out of school, become unwed teen mothers, and have difficulty holding steady jobs as young adults.
Meanwhile, you can find help through the National Stepfamily Resource Center (stepfamilies.
The authors outline a multi-level model and theoretical perspectives on family conflict, then address marital, interparental, post-divorce, stepfamily, parent-child, and sibling conflict and external challenges that affect conflict processes, like the work-life interface, health and disability, and family resilience.
YOU don't say how long your stepfather has been around but I know from personal experience how tough it can be for everyone involved to find their place in a stepfamily.
You don't say how long your stepfather has been around, but I know from personal experience how tough it can be for everyone involved to find their place in a stepfamily.
His motivation to help reverse the rising at almost 70 percent divorce rate in US blended marriages and to help people worldwide with their stepfamily challenges is meeting a need, with hits on the site growing from around 885,000 in 2011 to nearly 17 million in 2012 - a percentage increase of 1,890.
Since 65% of remarriages include children, wedding planning also includes preparation for stepfamily living.
But discovering that she was part of a very current trend was little comfort to Danielle Lineker when she confronted her own relationship with her stepfamily for a new BBC Three programme.