Let the kids have plenty of alone time with their dad. They need to talk to him and no matter how long you've been in the picture, you are still not part of the child-father equation.
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The road to achieving a peaceful relationship with your stepkids is lined with eye rolls, and more than a few shouts of "You're not my real dad!" (Ouc...
By Jennifer Mattern
When it comes to love, I've always believed if it's right, it's right, and that I'd know it. But a good checklist never hurts, ...
Put yourself in the kids' shoes. With warmth and understanding, acknowledge that this new arrangement may be difficult for everyone, let the children know you want a relationship, and then back off.
Shunting the husband/wife relationship to the back burner whenever the stepchildren are around is, it turns out, a recipe for marital and step-family disaster.
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