There are many topics that need to be discussed and issues that have to be agreed on before blending your family.
Often people think they should feel a sense of warmth, togetherness, and gratitude on the holidays. By managing your expectations, keeping your situation in perspective, and choosing not to be victim, you can reclaim your power.
Different from a biological parent, a major thrust of being a stepparent is to be an adult friend to your stepchildren on some level.
On this Father’s Day, let’s celebrate the stepfathers who “stepped up,” accepted, loved, and stood in the gap for children they did not bring into this world – but cherished as if they did.
Whether you are the biological parent or not, remember that children thrive when you and your partner share authority. Here are some step-parenting tips!
Becoming a step-parent is common in second marriages. But do you do when you love your spouse but dislike your stepchildren?