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Advice for Stepparents

This Stepmom And Biomom's Relationship Is Parenting #Goals

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.02.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families t...

This Is 'Hands Down' The Biggest Challenge In A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.17.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families t...

This Couple With 7 Kids Has Great Advice For Stressed Stepfamilies

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.28.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families t...

This Is The Most Heartbreaking Part Of Raising A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.08.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope is...

After 8 Years Together, This Blended Family Is As Strong As Ever

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.11.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope is...

9 Principles This Blended Family Tries To Live By Every Day

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.06.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope is...

What This Dad Loves Best About Blended Family Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.27.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope is...

What This Not-So-Evil Stepmom Has Learned From Decades Of Parenting

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.20.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope is...

Avoid Giving Step-Parents the Shaft at Your Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.29.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

The politics of divorce often come into play when it's time to have a wedding. Even if your parents have been happily apart for many years, the traditions surrounding weddings force everybody involved to declare, more or less, their position in life relative to the bride and groom.

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.