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Advice for Stepparents

7 Tips for Getting Along Better With Your Stepkids

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 03.10.2014 | Divorce
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

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.

How To Win Over Your Stepkids

Posted 06.19.2013 | Divorce

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...

Tips For A Future Stepdad Who Doesn't Know A Lot About Girls Yet

Jennifer Mattern | Posted 10.05.2011 | Parents

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, ...

Tips for New Stepparents

Emily V. Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Emily V. Gordon

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.

When And Why You Shouldn't Put The Kids First

Wednesday Martin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wednesday Martin

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.