How to Be a Successful Stepfamily
Stepfamilies juggle custody schedules, blend varying values and face conflicting expectations.
Becoming a stepfamily brings uncertainty to everyone, but kids may struggle with accepting a new parent figure.
Seeing a parent focus on a new partner leaves some kids feeling abandoned or as if they need to compete for attention, according to the American Psychological Association.
Your relationship with your partner and your interactions with all children involved -- your biological and stepchildren -- are key to successfully navigating the new and uncertain territory.
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