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ADVICE FOR STEPPARENTS
This Stepmom And Biomom's Relationship Is Parenting #Goals
"There’s always room for someone with good intentions."
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This Is 'Hands Down' The Biggest Challenge In A Blended Family
"If you don't click right away with your stepkids, it doesn't make you a failure.
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This Couple With 7 Kids Has Great Advice For Stressed Stepfamilies
"Although it may look different in each home, peace can be obtained."
This Is The Most Heartbreaking Part Of Raising A Blended Family
"All things considered, I feel grateful."
After 8 Years Together, This Blended Family Is As Strong As Ever
"Despite the initial distance, we are still together, still going strong and we're both determined to stay together till the end."
9 Principles This Blended Family Tries To Live By Every Day
Not everything is in your control -- especially in a blended family.
What This Dad Loves Most About Blended Family Life
"Everything starts at the top. It all starts with the mom and dad."
What This Not-So-Evil Stepmom Has Learned From Decades Of Parenting
"Like -- or love -- does not happen in any specific timeframe."
Avoid Giving Step-Parents the Shaft at Your Wedding
Owner, Sandy Malone Weddings & Events
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
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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How To Win Over Your Stepkids
Tips For A Future Stepdad Who Doesn't Know A Lot About Girls Yet
Tips for New Stepparents
Emily V. Gordon
Couples and family therapist turned writer
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
Author of 'Primates of Park Avenue'
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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