Step Parenting

A place that we can ask questions, vent and discuss ways to make it easier on any of us that have become step parents. Supporting each other can make a world of difference in our marriage, our relationship with our step kids and keeping our relationship healthy with our own bio children.

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How to deal with a deadbeat mom

I am newly married and have 3 stepkids. Its a long, drawn out story but basically they had been living with me and my fiancé while their mom was court ordered to go to rehab,...

Started by Ciara on 12/22/2012 in Step Parenting

Last update 3 hours ago by Roxanne

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BIO Mother VS Step Mother

The more I think about it, the more it upsets me.. Why is it that birth mothers feel like they are just so much better than a step-mother could ever be? Why are they threatened...

Started by Yellow on 05/14/2011 in Step Parenting

Last update 2 days ago by Liz

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky 4 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 4 days ago by Becky

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky 4 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 4 days ago by Becky

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky 4 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 4 days ago by Becky

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Step-Mother's and Wedding Etiquette

I was reading a few articles online the other day about what proper wedding etiquette a stepmother should follow, if there is any. In both of the articles I read, they mentioned...

Started by Yellow on 05/14/2011 in Step Parenting

Last update on 04/07/2014 by Ashley

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engaged

Been together for almost 5 years, questioning if I want to marry him, child support for 12 years and the ex does her best to have her 2 daughters make it very clear they don't...

Started by Karen on 03/16/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/28/2014 by Rae

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How to support DH?

I'm new to the site, How do you girls encourage and/or support your DH through BM drama? I have a hard time with it. He is going through a custody battle, and I get...

Started by Mkelm0716 on 03/13/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/26/2014 by Evelyn

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jealous of step children?

How many of you are jealous of your step children? I am very jealous by the fact the bio mom has given my partner his first daughter and son. Do u get jealous because he's had...

Started by Kayleigh on 03/10/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/26/2014 by Evelyn

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Saddened and at wits end

I need help. After 6 years my 18 year old step son still refuses to respect me. I cannot discipline my other 2 step children without him getting involved verbally. He snoops...

Started by User on 03/16/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/16/2014 by User

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Letting your partners ex get to you

So frustrated about my partners ex, she is always trying to control my partner. She uses their child as a pawn and manipulates situations to suit herself. My partner is used as...

Started by Claire on 03/14/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/14/2014 by Claire

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Letting your partners ex get to you

So frustrated about my partners ex, she is always trying to control my partner. She uses their child as a pawn and manipulates situations to suit herself. My partner is used as...

Started by Claire on 03/14/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/14/2014 by Claire

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Omg! Driving me crazy!

Ok just received husbands custody papers a week ago and bm gets NO visitation whatsoever and must pass 4 clean hair follicles over a year period in order to modify to supervised...

Started by Kenesha on 01/05/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/13/2014 by Mkelm0716

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Am I bad because I don't like my stepson??

I have to write about this because I feel horrible. My stepson is almost 9 and he is a brilliant well behaved child. He lives with me and my wife (same sex marriage) full time....

Started by Sara on 11/17/2012 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/03/2014 by Cristina

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BioMom's Responsibility?? Am I right or wrong?

My SS has split time and my DH pays a pretty high amount of child support for split custody. His mom took him on vacation to Disney last year. But she also went on several...

Started by Amanda on 03/02/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/02/2014 by Amanda

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky 4 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 4 days ago by Becky

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky 4 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 4 days ago by Becky

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky 4 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 4 days ago by Becky

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky 4 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 4 days ago by Becky

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky 4 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 4 days ago by Becky

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky 4 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 4 days ago by Becky

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BioMom's Responsibility?? Am I right or wrong?

My SS has split time and my DH pays a pretty high amount of child support for split custody. His mom took him on vacation to Disney last year. But she also went on several...

Started by Amanda on 03/02/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/02/2014 by Amanda

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16 & 17 year old daughters..

My boyfriend of 2 1/2 years is raising his almost adult 2 children. Ages 17 (girl) and age 20 (boy). No help nor support from their mother. I have 3 children myself 25 (boy)...

Started by Carrie on 12/31/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 01/08/2014 by Carrie

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Disaster after seeing Bio Mom

Everytime my (step) daughter (6) goes to see her BM she comes back a completely different person with a new vocabulary. She told her friend at school that she wanted to kill...

Started by Amanda Marie on 01/05/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 02/08/2014 by Amanda Marie

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15 year old help

My 15 year old sd came to live with us over 2 years ago due to her mother not being able to handle her. This is not the first time she has come. When she was 10 her mother sent...

Started by Leesa on 08/09/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 08/25/2013 by Leesa

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How to help our family

Hey, Me again seems like I live on this thing of late. Well still having a hell of a time with my 15 year old step daughter. She's unbelievable her lieing is uncontrollable and...

Started by Leesa on 08/25/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 09/02/2013 by Leesa

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Where we wrong?

Okay I have a SD and a SS I have been their SM for going on 11 years now and they are 16 (SD) and 13 (SS). In January the kids Bio mom called me and asked for $5000.00 out of...

Started by Ami on 08/18/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 11/18/2013 by Dee