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HOW TO BE A GOOD STEP MOTHER.

Posted by: | Posted on: December 15, 2019
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Stepmother. : the wife of one’s parent when distinct from one’s natural or legal mother.

The Old English form comes from steopcild (“stepchild”), which meant “orphan”. … Before 800, stepfather/stepmother meant “one who becomes a father/mother to an orphan”, and stepson/stepdaughter meant “an orphan who becomes a son/daughter by the remarriage of a parent”.

Unless a stepparent has legally adopted a stepchild, they likely have no legal right to make decisions on behalf of the child’s well-being. They have no say in the child’s medical decisions, who has access to the child, or educational decisions regarding the child.

Someone’s spouse, parents and grandparents, children and grand children, brothers and sisters, mother in law and father in law, brothers in law and sisters in law, daughters in law and sons in law. Adopted, half, and step members are also included in immediate family. 

WAYS TO BE A GOOD STEP MOM;

*Dont think you can be their mom

*Dont talk trash about their mom

*Do try to have a cordial relationship

*Do give them space to work ther feelings out

*Create a judgement-free environment

*Stick to your word

*Set some boundaries

*Dont take things too personal

Ways to Bond with Your Stepchildren

  1. Let the Child Take The Lead. Make sure you respect your stepchild’s pace.
  2. Try a Solo Outing. Once you and your stepchild have known each other for a while, you can suggest an outing, just the two of you.
  3. Support Their Interests. This is crucial.
  4. Support the “Other Parent” .
  5. Plan with Your Partner.
  6. Be Their Friend.

 

 

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