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Understanding Your Adult Stepchildren

Understanding Your Adult Stepchildren

The day Bernard and I became empty nesters was a pivotal moment in our stepfamily life. We were excited to start our new adventure as a couple now that our children and stepchildren were responsible adults. We soon came to realize that stepparenting challenges are never completely over. Just like so many stepmoms I’ve worked with, one of our major…

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Understanding Children’s Temperaments

Understanding Children’s Temperaments

  Image | Lynzy & Co. Have you ever wondered why children of the same parents act and behave in stark contrast to one another or why two children growing under the same conditions have different responses to situations? Interestingly, everyone acts the way they do for specific reasons. These reasons are generally referred to as temperaments. Temperament is a…

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Tips To Becoming A Better Stepmom

Tips To Becoming A Better Stepmom

  Image| @stephaniehanna Весоmіng а stерmоthеr саn undоubtеdlу bе оnе оf thе mоst сhаllеngіng, уеt rеwаrdіng, ехреrіеnсеs іn а wоmаn’s lіfе.  Еvеrу fаmіlу’s сіrсumstаnсеs аrе сеrtаіnlу dіffеrеnt іn sоmе wауs. Тhеrе аrе numеrоus unсоntrоllаblе fасtоrs, whісh wіll іnеvіtаblу еffесt уоur rеlаtіоnshір wіth уоur stерсhіldrеn, lіkе: whеthеr thе сhіldrеn hаvе а lіvіng bіоlоgісаl mоthеr; whеthеr thеу hаvе аnу соntасt wіth thеіr…

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Setting the Stage For a Lasting Relationship With Their New Grandparents

Setting the Stage For a Lasting Relationship With Their New Grandparents

  Image | @mammaogfillip When we think of grandparents, most of us have a very sweet idea of older people with a penchant for giving out handfuls of hard candy, lunches out, maybe teaching the simple pleasures of a low-key hobby like gardening or fishing. The reality is that introducing grandparents into your blended family is often wrought with stresses.…

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