As a step-parent, you have your work cut out for you because you now have to earn the trust and respect of your step-child. This is the best way for you to influence the child’s behaviour. Gaining a child’s trust and respect happens over a period of time and isRead More →

Being a stepparent can be somewhat difficult, especially because your new spouse’s child may not be happy with the reason that their parents are not together. Inviting a new person into your home as a replacement for a parent that may have passed away can be tragic, so it isRead More →

Being a parent to your own children can be a very challenging task but step parenting can be more intense. When marriage pushes you into becoming a step parent, you may find the situation burdened with obstacles. However, with good sensitivity and lots of communication, you may discover that stepRead More →

Today’s family portrait is just as likely to display a blended family as a nuclear family. However, with over 75% of adults with children remarrying and 60% of those marriages ending in divorce, mostly because of the children, indicates that something is desperately wrong. Perhaps The Brady Bunch gave usRead More →

Parenting may be the most difficult job in the world; making being a stepparent seems downright impossible! It doesn’t matter whether it was death or divorce that ripped your spouse’s former family unit apart, the kids are still going to view you as the outsider intruding on their turf. IsRead More →

So much has been written about step-mothering, but you’ll find very few resource materials that can guide you on how to be a good stepfather. Probably it’s because most men don’t directly involve themselves much in raising the children, but becoming a stepfather can be one of the hardest partsRead More →

It is usual to go through thin and thin in life. You thought life would be difficult being a parent, but you must never have imagined that life would be even tougher being a step parent. Some months ago, your spouse would have looked for a divorce attorney or aRead More →