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.
There are many ways you can develop a positive relationship with your stepchildren if you invite them to participate in activities that interest them and expose them to some of your hobbies. For instance, inviting your stepchildren to share your love of fishing while on a summer vacation can help you form a friendship.
Trust and vulnerability are essential for second marriage success. But how do you do that?
Blending stepchildren into your family can be challenging. Your extended family can help.
Ron traveled 4,000 miles to find me. But he’s gone to even longer distances for my boys.
Shadley Grei always knew he’d be a father, but wasn’t prepared for the particular heartbreak that comes with being an ex-stepfather
Stepfather Kieron Casey wonders what it means to be a “real” father.
Detonate the myth of the ‘normal’ family unit.
Ron Mattocks navigates the minefield of co-parenting, and having stepchildren.
The kids would pound on their tables and chanting “fresh meat, fresh meat” until their voices reached a frenzied crescendo of unintelligible whooping and howling.
Living nearly 1,300 miles apart for past several years has often been miserable.
Disregard the fact that I don’t have a crew cut, and that my real hair is not six inches off my ears. Focus instead at the very, very top of my hair.