When my stepchildren come back from their mother’s house, my husband and I find that it takes days to get them back into our normal routine and rules. How should I deal with this?
Like many families today, when I said “I do” at my wedding, three came as the package! Gary’s first wife had died of cancer. Sandy and Matt were just six- and four-years-old when we met.
We all like to know what is expected of us, especially regarding our family roles. Step-parents often discover that the ambiguous nature of their role leads to great frustration. Being a smart step-parent starts by knowing your place in the family.