Deciding to blend your families is an exciting time for both you and your partner, but most children will not feel the same happiness and excitement that you feel. The children will often be worried about the upcoming changes, living with new siblings, and how their relationship will be affected with their natural parents read more
I have never been a step-parent myself, but have had 3 different step-parents over time! I think the main challenge, if the child still has strong relationships to their pre-divorce parents, is to find a way to have a new parent-like relationship without threatening or trying to replace the existing bonds. I think this is particularly hard for step-parents who do not already have children of their own.
I have tremendous respect for how difficult it is to become a step-parent. I think it's somewhat odd and unfortunate that there is no real positive model for being a step-parent - even now, step-parents are often made out to be evil in popular culture. It's a challenge for a step-parent to develop an approach to step-parenting that finds the right line between being a good parent and not over-stepping.
by Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago
The internet seems to be getting flooded with new technology such as Android Tracking App and so on. This software basically allows parents to track and view all their kids messages on their mobiles etc - without the kids knowing anything about it! Now, while I do concede that for safety reasons...
by Le_patty 10 months ago
Should Parents be their children friends, or just a parent?When does friendship with your children takes away your parenthood?
by chaunatye 23 months ago
Why don't kids respect parents anymore?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
It truly amazes me when overprotective parents lament how immature and irresponsible their adolescent and/or near adult children are. Didn't they realize that they were partly responsible by their intrusive and controlling parenting in making their children childish, puerile, and...
by The Filipina Digital Entrepreneur 2 years ago
Is it right to argue with our parents when we think that what they are doing is wrong?
by YvetteParker 6 years ago
What are some of the challenges that divorced parents face when co-parenting their children?
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