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Sept. 8, 2022

Positive step parenting

I’ve made soooo many mistakes as a step dad and not always learnt from them. They say we should always learn from our mistakes, if only it was that easy. Looking back now, I would have done so many things differently and handled so many situat…

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Aug. 13, 2022

The Evil Step Mother

       Lady Tremaine is a nasty, mean-spirited old woman who forces Cinderella to perform back-breaking chores and duties, and even encourages her own daughters, Drizella and Anastasia, to tease and mock their kind-hearted steps…

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June 23, 2022

Life of a stepdad

    Life of a Stepdad   Being a stepdad for 20 years was both rewarding and challenging. If you become a stepdad and think it’s going to be a breeze, then think again. I would describe it as a rollercoaster ride. It can be a…

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  What to do about "discipline"   Firstly, a note about the word "discipline". For the purpose of this article, I'll use the term discipline in terms of how to respond effectively to times when your stepchildren have engaged in disrespe…

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  Taking Care of You Step parenting can be unbelievably hard and stressful. It's easy to feel like we have to be there at all times for our partner and our stepchildren but sometimes we can find ourselves overstretched, exhausted and running …

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  As a stepdad I am really unsure of my role and what I am supposed to do and what I am allowed to do. How far do I go with disciplining my stepchildren? What am I allowed to do within my blended family?       I would sugges…

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  I feel my stepdaughter does not like me. She doesn’t acknowledge me and sometimes will go a whole day without looking at me or talking to me. She’s 13 and is quite mature for their age. I feel like she doesn’t want me here …

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  I seem to find myself dealing with my stepchildren on my own. I tend to take all the flack daily. I get breakfast ready, cook the evening meal, do all the housework, make sure the kids are doing their homework. My stepchildren are starting t…

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  My partner and I have a very strong and loving relationship. We spend a lot of time together and rarely argue. When his 11-year-old son comes to stay on his contact weekend my husband seems to change into this different guy. He sometimes doe…

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  Why does my partner find it so difficult to support me when I discipline his stepchild for not doing their chores? We all sat down and agreed who was going to do what chore and pinned it to the fridge so everyone would know what their chore …

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