Parenting Tips for Stepchildren
posted on November 29, 2017
“My stepchildren don’t seem to like me. How can I build an emotional connection with them?”…
If this is how you’re feeling this article may help.
It’s called Blended Family-The 5 Secrets of Effective Stepparenting and it explains“The step relationship is the barometer of how (or if) the family is coming together—and the child is the one who will determine that because you can’t make anyone like you.”
Here are some secrets that are effective in dealing with your stepchildren.
Some secrets shared include:
Secret Number 1: Defer to the Bio-Parent.
Secret Number 2: Don’t Compete with Your Counterpart.
Secret Number 3: Discover Your Stepchild’s Interests.
Read the rest here.
How To Build Relationships With Your Stepchildren
Many parents and children may have a hard time adjusting to a new family structure especially in their first year of being together. This short article Making a Good Mix: Seven Tips for Stepparenting and Blended Families shares some essential points of how stepparents face challenges building new relationships and how to overcome them. One tip suggests “Laughter and physical play can be the antidote to tension that arises in any family, and in blended families it can be used strategically during transition days or to build the relationship between stepparents and stepchildren, as well as between new and old...