Just finished teaching a weekend course called Family Transitions at the Human Development and Training Institute. The course covers an overview of families in transition, including blended or repartnered families and solo parent families. I covered research done in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and counselling methods of helping these families. We represented 7 countries and therefore enjoyed a broad cultural base of comparison. One of the participants shared a phrase she’d heard which turned around the stigma about so-called broken, or blended families, into “splended” families. We loved that positive spin on what appears to be a family form that we are taking into the future.