Families sometimes go through changes such as parental loss, separation or divorce. having a new person join the family can be difficult for some children to accept. Some may welcome the new members and see it as a positive change. while other children may feel angry angry, sad, confused, resentful or even jealous.
In ‘My Growing family’ the ducklings find it difficult to accept the goose and the goslings as part of their family. They are worried about losing their mom and feel guilty that their dad may be replaced. But after talking through their feelings and getting some advice they begin to understand that having a step family doesn’t have to be a bad thing. They realise that everyone has a place in the family and that there is plenty of love for all of them.