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Accepting your Feelings as a Step Parent
Accepting your Feelings as a Step Parent
Advice for stepparents who may be surprised that they sometimes feel angry or resentful about family conflicts, or worry that they are taking too long to develop…...
Assuring Stepchildren that You're Not Replacing their Parent
Assuring Stepchildren that You're Not Replacing their Parent
Advice for stepparents who are encountering resistance from their stepchildren as they attempt to blend in to their new families....
Dealing With Change
Dealing With Change
Advice for parents and stepparents who hope to help themselves and their children to deal well with the changes to their growing families....
Dealing with Feelings of Resentment as a Stepparent
Dealing with Feelings of Resentment as a Stepparent
Advice for stepparents who may be feeling resentful about the lack of appreciation that they get for the work that they do, taking care of their families....
Having Realistic Expectations
Having Realistic Expectations
Advice for stepparents about the importance of having realistic expectations about what family life will be like once they are married, helping them to minimise…...
Helping Step Children Cope with the Death of a Parent
Helping Step Children Cope with the Death of a Parent
Information for stepparents about helping their stepchildren to cope with the death of a parent; stresses the need to allow kids to grieve in their own ways...
Interview With a Counsellor: The Benefits of Family Counselling
Interview With a Counsellor: The Benefits of Family Counselling
Talking through your problems or concerns about becoming part of a step family can really help. Counsellors are professionally trained and experienced in dealing with…...
What if you Decide to Have a Child Together?
What if you Decide to Have a Child Together?
Considerations for couples in stepfamilies who are thinking about adding a new baby to the family; examines both the pleasures and challenges of expanding a family....
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