It is so common for parents of biological children to feel that the problem in the relationship between their kids and the stepparent belongs to the person in the step position. “If they were only
Stepdads are often ignored in the literature because so much of the focus is on stepmothers. Since June is the time to honor dads, I want to focus this article on stepdads. Men who marry women with children take on a role that not many could possibly be prepared for. While you most likely come
Every person has his or her own idea of what it means to parent. As long as both parents are pretty much on the same page, parenting your children can be a somewhat painless undertaking. But in a new marriage that includes stepchildren, the partners may not always be on the same page.
You’ve pictured it since you met your new partner: the marriage, the children, a cozy home together. You never thought of all the things that could disrupt this idyllic picture: the chance that your stepchildren won’t like you, the ex that will not seem to disappear, and the challenges of parenting a stepchild. Entering into
“I don’t understand how she cannot love Isabel (8). I know she’s acting out a lot of anger about the divorce, but she’s so loving and adorable!”It is said that nobody can truly love a child like a child’s own parents. We were the ones who saw how precious they were as infants, and who