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Stepparents Can Homeschool
More and more children are being homeschooled. It is a highly personal decision that requires a commitment and a plan in order to be successful. Stepfamilies may have some additional obstacles. Read more in this new article about the benefits and drawbacks.
Stepmothers and Money
Many women enter a relationship without ever discussing finances. It's magical thinking to believe these matters will fall into place without some deliberate attention. Here are some tips for having the "money talk".
Stepparenting a Child Using Priorities
Abraham Maslow published his pyramid of human needs in 1943 but they are just as relevant for today's stepparent. See how the hierarchy can help you to better understand and prioritze the basic needs of every individual.
A Plan for Stepmothering
Stepmothers need a plan! How will you react to the inevitable pitfalls of a blended family? Will you wing-it or do you know how you will deal with the issues you will face? Read more about a specific plan of action.
Stepmothers, what's in a name?
Stepmothers start out with a bad rap from folklore, movies, television and even the cartoons seen by our children. Read more about this stereotyping.
You May Need a Kid-Contract!
When voluntary compliance and basic respect still do not produce the behavior you expect from your stepchildren, you might want to consider a kid-contract. Read about the benefits of an actual agreement between you and the children.
Stepparenting the Adult Child
Children are staying at home a lot longer these days. Learn how to change rules and expectations to address the child who has become an adult.
Boundaries for Stepparents
A mini-review of the best-selling book, Boundaries. Read more about when to say yes and how to say no in order to take control of your life.
Stepmoms and a Peaceful Life
Ideas for a peaceful life in the midst of managing and blending your family.
Stepparenting and the Quest for Independence
Stepmothers have a particular challenge when balancing their desire to be accepted with their responsibility to foster independence in their stepchildren.
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