Psychologist Nigel Latta wants to be done with the term "broken homes" - it's a loaded phrase that's making families feel bad.
"We've raised children in blended families throughout the entire human history, they're very normal families," says Latta, a Kiwi family expert, familiar from his work on television.
"It used to be back in the day your dad would get sat on by a mammoth so you would move in to the cave next door... it's a very normal way of raising children."
On the back of the release of his new book, The Modern Family Survival Guide, Latta sits down with Life & Style Editor Nicky Park to talk about understanding blended families and doing your best to raise a happy family.
Check out the interview below and share your stories of blended families in the comment section below.
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* The Modern Family Survival Guide, by Nigel Latta, published by Random House, is available now. RRP $39.99.