Stepchildren are a part of the family
A stepchild is a part of your family. Stepchildren play a significant part in how a family communicates and accepts responsibilities with both their biological parent and stepparent.
Creating a healthy and loving relationship with your stepchild takes time and determination.
Stepchildren are vulnerable
When stepchildren are introduced to a new family, they often feel very vulnerable. This vulnerability is due largely to the dissolution of their parents marriage, or the death of a parent. The process of a stepchild entering into the lives and family of a stepparent can be traumatic.
As a stepparent there are several simple things you can do to help your stepchild feel more comfortable. When your stepchild is more comfortable, you'll be able to create a caring, happy, and loving relationship with your stepchild.
Tips to help your stepchild feel comfortable in their new home:
A child is very important to their parent, and as a stepparent, it is very important for you to create the interaction of all that is involved along with the support of the parent. Both of you are in this relationship together.
Stepparenting does not have to be challenging. Stepparenting is an extension of love that is given to someone that is important to someone they love.
As a stepparent, you are the foundation that will keep the child and parent together.
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