Talk about stuck in the middle. A step-parent seems to have equal responsibility and so very little rights. And, truthfully, that is probably accurate. The major role in any blended family is the biological parent. The step-parent must stand alongside the birth parent, participate in all aspects of the familyRead More →

People almost instinctively associate the word “stepmother” with the word “wicked”. The myth of the wicked stepmother is as old as Cinderella and as threatening as the tale of snow white. You may recall her stepmother tries to play out the fantasy by poisoning her husband’s daughter. A stepmother onceRead More →

With the high rate of divorce in this country, it is more important than ever to know what it takes to provide pro active step parenting that gives kids the atmosphere that they need to be healthy and secure. There are many aspects to step parenting that can affect allRead More →

Step parenting involves dealing with a lot of child custody issues. These issues range from making sure one of the parents can pick up a child for visitation to preparing for custody court. For many step parents, learning how to deal positively with the custody issues cuts down on stressRead More →

Here’s an eye opener: while the divorce rate among couples married for the first time is slightly over fifty percent, it’s even higher among those with second marriages. And because nearly three-quarters of those who end their first marriages in divorce marry again within three to five years, there areRead More →