What is your biggest challenge as a Step Parent? (besides dealing with the ex)
I think the biggest challenge is bonding with a child who already has a mother and father and finding a place in their lives. I think it's even harder when you dont have any biological children yourself.
It definitely has to be, remembering my boundaries. I have a beautiful step-daughter but I will never be her mother and her parents will never parent her the way I would. That's just reality. The frustration can consume me and destroy my relationships or, I can remember my role when it comes to her. It isn't easy but it's necessary!
Well its not the ex you need to concern yourself with as he/she is out of the picture now... the children are who you have to deal with. It's nearly impossible to blend two families into one. But, identiying who you are and your roll to them is what is important. I told my step son that I am the other parent he could go to when Mama and Daddy are not there for him - I'll be there to listen and help in anyway I can to help the situation or just to be an ear to listen to his side or problem. Hopefully I can add another point of view.
by Bruce A. Beaudet4 years ago
What do you think is the biggest challenge a parent(s) faces?Please explain.
by Audrey Hunt2 years ago
I'd love to know your answer to this question. And I'm not speaking of answers such as, "Finding more time to write." Let me help you out by listing a few of my own challenges. You can select one...
by Helen Murphy Howell6 years ago
What's Going To Be Your Biggest Challenge In 2012?My job contract runs out on 16th Janurary, so my biggest challenge at the moment will be to find another job - not easy under present economic conditions.
by Catherine Tally3 years ago
What is your biggest challenge with summer pests?Whether insects, garden pests, or houseguests who never leave ( lol ,) how do you handle it?
by Jason5 years ago
What is the biggest challenge facing teenagers growing up today in the Unites States?
by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS3 years ago
There was a time when being a teacher was a secure as well as safe occupation. Now with some states laying off or retiring teachers, things have changed. If you are a teacher—or contemplating being one in the near...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.