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Encouraging our Stepkids
Your misbehaving child may be discouraged. His self-esteem account may be overdrawn and in need of replenishment. This article discusses how encouragement may be a better tool than correction.
The Step Tween Survival Guide Book Review
A review of a great resource for adolescents in step or blended family situations.
Stepmothers Enjoying Spring Break
An entire week with the stepchildren out of school calls for some creative planning. Here are some ideas for entertaining them and not spending a lot of money.
Chores and Cooperation in the Blended Family
Cooperation in the home requires relationships built on respect and communication. This article discusses some ways to deal with responsibility issues.
A Word to Stepfathers
Preparing for the step-child's claim that "you are not my real father"
Disciplining or Punishing Your Stepchild?
The differences between disciplining and punishing can be stark or subtle and they are often confused. This article discusses the benefits of both concepts and will improve the chances of your family's successful blending.
Your Kid, My Stepkid, Your Problem
Is checking-out of your parental role a good decision? This article looks at whether you may be sending the wrong message to your husband and the children you are attempting to create a family with.
Starting a Stepfamily of My Own
My personal journey to becoming a stepparent.
A stepparenting reality check...remembering what you signed up for!
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