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The Moment I Bonded With My Stepdaughter For Good

Heather Leiva | Posted 02.06.2015 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

A biological parent can suggest it's dangerous to walk on those rocks, and be met with momentary disdain followed by snuggles five minutes later.

Stepdaughter's Mom Is Threatening to Send Her to a Distant School

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

13-year-olds are reluctant to confide in their parents. One of the benefits of being a "bonus parent" is that you can act as a sounding board for your stepdaughter to talk freely about the things she's struggling to sort out.

My Stepdaughter Wants Nothing to Do With Me

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.18.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

When you fell in love with your husband, I am sure you had great hopes of creating a happy family that included both of your children, but as you are discovering, blending a family is often easier said than done.

The Secret To Being A Great Stepmom

Tracy E. Clifford | Posted 11.19.2012 | Divorce
Tracy E. Clifford

My mother and I grew up in divorced homes, and we endured the experience of having both stepmothers and stepfathers. This was, of course, a situation neither of us desired as children, and it caused us both to deal with a great amount of adjustment as adults.