Being a Stepmom Rocks! The Perks of Stepmotherhood

Being a Stepmom Rocks! The Perks of Stepmotherhood 1

Stepmoms endure many challenges in their role. They can be deemed as “evil” or “wicked”, but the perks of being a stepmom are something that can’t be forgotten. Being a stepmom rocks in many ways. Being a Stepmom Rocks 1. You Gain Acceptance & Love Creating a family with your partner and stepchildren allows you … Read more

Why I Use The Term Step

Why I Use The Term Step 3

It seems that lately, I have heard a lot of stepmoms saying “I don’t use the word ‘step’ when talking about my stepkids”. I think there are two reasons for this. One is that there are some families and situations where a woman truly does see her stepchildren as her own – perhaps they have … Read more

Distancing Yourself From Stepchildren

Distancing Yourself From Stepchildren

When you marry someone with children, you may feel like you’re signing up for a ready-made family. But in reality, stepfamilies can be complicated, and it’s not always easy to develop a close relationship with your stepchildren. If you’re struggling to connect with your stepkids, you may be wondering how to distance yourself from stepchildren … Read more

Stepparent Adoption

Stepparent Adoption

There are a number of reasons people may choose to adopt their stepchildren. They may want to create a stronger bond with the child, or they may want to provide stability and security in the child’s life. Whatever the reason, stepparent adoption can be a rewarding experience for both parent and child. The first step … Read more

The Joy of Stepson is Foremost Than Work

The Joy of Stepson is Foremost Than Work

There are few things in life more rewarding than being a stepparent and experiencing the joy that comes with it. While the challenges of stepfamily life are well documented, the rewards are often greater. 6 Reasons the Joy of Being a Step-Parent Outweighs the Challenges 1. The joy of seeing your stepchildren succeed There’s nothing … Read more

How to Be a Good Role Model to Your Stepchildren

How to Be a Good Role Model to Your Stepchildren

There are elements of parenting that stepparents can overlook, perhaps because they feel that they don’t apply to them, and one of these is being a role model. In fact, considering yourself as a role model can be very helpful in creating the right mindset for all sorts of issues that crop up in everyday … Read more

The Impact of Divorce: Grief and Loss in Stepchildren

The Impact of Divorce: Grief and Loss in Stepchildren

We can all agree that step-parenting is hard. And complicated. Often times the hardest parts are what is presented by the stepchildren and their behaviors. Sometimes we have a really hard time getting to know the children, let alone liking them and loving them can be a big stretch, too. Everybody is adjusting to so … Read more

Coping with Narcissistic Stepchildren

Coping with Narcissistic Stepchildren

It’s surprising how many stepparents find themselves faced with the challenge of stepchildren who exhibit narcissistic personality traits. Or perhaps – when you consider how narcissism develops – it isn’t surprising at all. The Narcissist: Nature or Nurture? A large proportion of my coaching career has been spent studying narcissistic personality disorder and helping those … Read more