Khloe, you should really read this! Our expert has a holiday survival guide for you!
Sorry Destiny and Lamar Jr. — We know you were dreaming of a pony for Christmas, but it’s not coming from your step-mommy Khloe!
Khloe, we’re still getting used to the idea you’ve got two step-kids, so we can’t even imagine how you’re holding up! Christmas is just around the corner and you’re going to have to do something special for Lamar’s kids, Destiny, 11, and Lamar Jr., 7. But don’t stress too much! HollywoodLife.com chatted with a family blending expert to find out exactly how you should delicately handle the holidays.
First of all Khloe, breathe a sigh of relief! You’re off the hook in the gift department, family blending expert Dorian Traube tells us. “I don’t know that it’s necessary for [Khloe] to give them a gift herself,” she said. “Whether she gives a gift with Lamar or not, the most important thing is that it’s clear what her intentions are and that she’s not trying to buy the children’s affection. It’d be really inappropriate for her to send a pony. You don’t want to out-do the mother.”
Khloe, since you went through the same things these kids are going through now when you’re mom married Bruce Jenner, Dr. Traube suggests that you pull from your own experiences as a step-child. Also, even though we’ve heard things aren’t too warm and fuzzy between you and Lamar’s ex Liza Morales, you’re going to have to bite the bullet and reach out to her for the sake of the kids, says Dr. Traube.
“The first step in blending a new family is to make sure that every single parent is involved and on the same page. That’s going to be difficult because there’s contention,” Dr. Traube admitted. “Khloe’s got to talk to Liza and say, ‘I understand that you have problems with me and the marriage, but I want to talk about your kids and make sure they are healthy and happy.'”
Hey, we were going to suggest cookies and milk at midnight, but that might send Lisa the wrong message. Good luck Khloe, you’ve got your work cut out for you but we know you can do it!
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