Frequently Asked Questions
What does NachoKids™ mean? I don’t get it.
NachoKids™ is a play of words on the phrase “Not Your Kids”. Say “Not your kids” quickly and it sounds like Nacho Kids.
What is Nachoing and the NachoKids™ Method?
Nachoing is what we call the act of using the NachoKids™ Method and the NachoKids™ Method is the process (or art) used to reasonably and appropriately disengage and re-engage dynamically as necessary.
The name NachoKids™ sounds mean and insensitive. Why would one say that about their stepkids?
What if I disengage and my significant other doesn’t step up?
If I don’t parent the stepkids, then what is my role?
The stepkids’ bio mother is horrible to me, what do I do?
How long does the NachoKids™ Method take?
As with nuclear families, the dynamics of blended families change over time. This is the same for the NachoKids™ Method. You adapt it to your needs wherever you are at that point in time and change as your blend does.
How many levels or stages are there of Nachoing?
There are a gazillion trillion because everyone’s situations are different. So many variables have to be considered. We do however, have Nachoing broken up into three main levels for categorical purposes. We also consider re-engaging as one of the stages of the NachoKids™ Method.
Do I have to disengage forever?
No. The ultimate goal of NachoKids™ is to re-engage in a different role when the time is right. Some may never choose to re-engage, and that’s ok. If you choose to re-engage, we can walk you through that process as well.