Guidelines For Stepparents Marrying A Widow

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Remember you’re a co-star

When it comes to the family unit the stepparent is entering, they can benefit from seeing themselves as a co-star but not the leading role. They have a supporting role in this family unit, and rather than try to lead the charge, are better off helping along whatever decision the main players have decided is best for the family. Moore says, “When it comes to parenting step-children it is important to be a supportive resource to the child and the biological parent. Do not take on the role of authoritarian or disciplinarian. This can create discord in the family. Taking on the role as a supportive spouse and step-parent can create a positive connection in the family.”

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