Everyone has to go through some challenging situation in their life but with patience, right approach and effective planning it is possible to overcome any tough situation with flying colors. Welcoming new family member in the home such as parents, kids, grandparents, etc. and making them feel comfortable and relaxed in the new place is no cakewalk. Sharing space with the stepchildren especially teenagers needs a lot of organizing and planning as one slightest mistake on your part might put your relationship with your partner and kids at risk.
With new members, you cannot expect them to get adjusted in the new place overnight hence give them time and privacy and encourage them to speak out their mind without any hesitation. Like you, they might also be going through several emotional stresses such as shifting to an unknown environment, building a new relationship, etc. To give them a feeling of acceptance spend quality time with them and help them to discover the uniqueness of the place so that they started liking the place.
Be a team
As a host, it is your responsibility to see that the new member is not feeling stranger or outsider in their new home hence consider making little changes in the nest by decorating their room as per their personal style and taste. It is always advisable before going for any changes first communicate openly with them and find out their likening and dislikes and encourage them to take an active part in the renovation process.
Effective first impression
Welcoming new member means you are going to share almost everything in common space such as bathroom, dining table, TV, sofa, refrigerator, etc. hence it is also important for you to be mentally prepared for welcoming them hence create a great first impression by gifting them personalized gift and convey your love and respect in a creative way. Ensure everyone follows basic household rules.