Better Step-Parenting

Building a Relationship Is More Powerful Than Discipline—Advice Every Stepparent Needs

(Note: While the focus of this post is stepparent and child relationships, the same can be said for and applied to any new adult/child relationship–child care providers, teachers, nanny, etc. Read on!) You’ve likely been at a park with your children and seen a child you’ve never met misbehaving. Maybe they’re throwing rocks at other …

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An open letter to my ex husband's girlfriend.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Husband’s Girlfriend

We don’t see each other often, and we don’t speak to each other much. We wave to each other through the car window as I’m hugging the boys and saying goodbye. Or we say a polite, “Hi, how are you?” as I’m kissing their cheeks while they buckle their seat belts in the backseat of …

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