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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.
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.
When a Stepparent Needs Help
Seeking outside help with the creation and maintance of a strong blended family is a sign of strength. This article helps in identifying the indicators that it may be time to reach out.
Validation as a Tool for Stepparents
Validating a child's feelings may be more productive than arguing or trying to solve their problems for them. Here are some useful tips explaining how and why to confirm the value of feelings.
There's No Place Like Home
You don't have to own a castle to make your home a palace! Read how comfort, peace and joy are the best furnishings you can provide.
The Step Tween Survival Guide Book Review
A review of a great resource for adolescents in step or blended family situations.
Stress and The In-laws
The holidays usually require time with the in-laws. New in-law relationships can be stressful, but considering their perspective may change yours. Read how understanding one another can be valuable in your attempt to become a family.
Stepparents, Be Good Listeners
Good listening is an art-form and essential to all successful relationships. Stepparents are wise to listen carefully to their children and stepchildren.
Stepparents Protect Your Marriage!
Stepparents can insulate their marriage from defeat by deciding together what will and will not be tolerated from adult children. Whether you are just starting out or need to make some changes, this article will encourage you.
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.
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