Saturday , 19 August 2017

Step Parenting

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Stepping On The Toes Of Your Step Daughter

You’re not my Mom The struggles with a blended family are often the struggles of being the step-parent trying to establish a relationship with step daughters. Especially, if the father had been a single father raising his daughter’s prior to your marriage. The stigma of the step parent is a mighty one mainly because of the portrayal of the relationship …

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Step Parent – From Frustration to Love

Almost a year ago I went from being single to married with two step kids.  Divorce affects children tremendously.  These affects can be the cause of frustration.  But if you keep in mind what the kids went through, you will have a better understanding and be a great step parent. Step Parent Frustration One of the frustrations a step parent …

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Step Parenting Difficulties – The First Year

Step parenting is enjoyable when things are moving along as expected but when things change, because children change, it is not always easy.  Here is how I would summarize my first year of step parenting. Before Marriage It is very difficult for any child to see mom or dad with another person.  They will sometimes show you a fake happy …

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Step Father – Tips That Work

I am eight months into my new role as a step father.  I have a twelve year old step son and a ten year old step daughter.  I am not one to brag normally, but I think I have done an extraordinary job as a step father.  Today I will share with you some tips that will help you be …

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Positive Parenting Suggestions for New Step-fathers/Step-mothers

Our culture has more and more blended families everyday. While blended families bring some great new experiences to life, they also present some challenges. So what do you do when you suddenly become a new step-parent? The first step in learning to discipline a new step-child is to NOT discipline the child. You are not the child’s parent, so you …

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Trends – Living Apart Together

My husband and I are onto something . . . As a widowed divorce lawyer, I was uniquely aware of how difficult it is for blended families to combine households. So when my new husband and I decided to get married, I was concerned about how a widow with 4 children and a single-dad with joint custody of three children …

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