How to set boundaries with stepchildren
Becoming a stepparent might seem like one of the most difficult and challenging experiences you've ever had. When you decided to become involved with your partner, you might not have anticipated the inherent difficulties of stepparenting.
While in the best of cases, your stepchildren would readily accept you and make an effort to respect your boundaries, it's often not so simple.
But you can help make the transition easier if you all agree on some basic definitions of your role, says talk show host and mental health expert Dr. Phil McGraw in an article for his website.
Part of defining your role involves setting healthy boundaries with your stepchildren.