Today on #TheSitDownParenting, we delve into a conversation we seldom discuss openly – The dynamics of navigating through step parenting and adjusting to a new role as an instant mom to your partner’s child/children.

How do you communicate your discomfort and fears with your partner?
What does it take to create and maintain a healthy relationship in a blended family?

Counselling Psychologist, Buyisile Mncina joins us to help unpack this.


Buyisile Mncina is a registered independent practise counselling psychologist registered with the HPCSA. She obtained her undergraduate studies at the University of Johannesburg and proceeded to the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the University of the Witwatersrand for her postgraduate studies.

She is also a researcher and academic and finds interest in sharing knowledge in critical social psychology, child and adolescent psychology health psychology, psychology of group behaviour, and social psychology.

She also participates in advocacy efforts through psycho-educative discussions on social media, print media, TV and Radio, with inputs on; Daily Thetha, Varied Instagram Live sessions, The Journey Unearthed, Times of Eswatini, True Love, YOTv, Newzroom Afrika, 702, Kaya FM, SAFM, Ligwalagwala, Ikhwekhwezi, 947 , and Rainbow Fm. She has also assisted in expert conversations with SADAG.