The secret to gaining your stepkids’ trust is simple…you must be trustworthy.
You must remember that your stepkids did not choose you to be part of their life; their mom chose you.
Building a strong relationship with your stepkids should be high on your priority list. You already know their mom; you need to spend some time getting to know them.
Retreating from family life can be a good opportunity to recommit.
Cultivate a relationship of respect with your stepkids.