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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Step Son is Exhibiting Concerning Behaviors

Hi there, I'm a step parents to a wonderful boy, and his mother and I have noticed some concerning behaviors for a four year old. A little background info, bio mom was 18 and...

Started by Elanda Moira Atencio on 06/28/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 07/03/2014 by Evelyn

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My stepson is driving me mad!!!

I have a 7 yo SS who is driving to absolutely mad... I've been a part of his life since he was 3 and things were rough in the beginning between his dad and I. However since...

Started by Amanda on 06/18/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 06/24/2014 by Ellen

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Widowed with Children-thinking of remarriage

I have been widowed for almost 3 years. I have 2 children, ages 10 and 14. I am considering remarriage but there are some issues. Fiancé is not bonding with my 14 year old...

Started by Kimdrewry on 06/03/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 06/12/2014 by Milagros

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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 06/12/2014 by Evelyn

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Should the bridal party include step-children?

My wedding is coming up very soon. I have 2 children and he has 4. Where I thought I had the bridal party figured out, my fiance informs me today that since his 11 year old...

Started by Julie on 06/10/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 06/11/2014 by Evelyn

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Bio Mom blames me for the kids failures

Let me apologize from the start for any rambling I'm sure to do. This has been a long time coming! I knew that when I married my husband that I was also marrying his children...

Started by Shannon on 05/23/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 05/23/2014 by Shannon

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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 on 04/20/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 04/20/2014 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 on 04/20/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 04/20/2014 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 on 04/20/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 04/20/2014 by Becky

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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 Sam

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stepmom I feel horrible I need advice.

Hi everyone, when I very first starting dating my hubz , he had a son. I thought things were great at first between him and I but he ended up cheating with his ex wife :( After...

Started by Gigi on 07/21/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 07/21/2015 by Gigi

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stepmom I feel horrible I need advice.

Hi everyone, when I very first starting dating my hubz , he had a son. I thought things were great at first between him and I but he ended up cheating with his ex wife :( After...

Started by Gigi on 07/21/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 07/21/2015 by Gigi

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hi im a mother of two girls age 3n1/2 & 17mth

my old'st is 3&1/2 and my young'er one 17mths currently with my young'st ones father and my older can can't remember her father as my current partner has been in her life...

Started by Jacinta on 07/12/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 07/21/2015 by Gigi

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Stepson driving me crazy

My husband and stepson (9) have been living with me for over 2 years, but I'm still having some serious issues connecting with my stepson. He drives me crazy because he lacks...

Started by Jahnavidevidasi on 06/01/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 06/01/2015 by Jahnavidevidasi

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Feeling defeated, can't stand my StepKids

I feel like, running from the situation. I have been with my husband now for 5 years and things do not get easier.... My husband just bought his son an IPhone 6 because it was...

Started by E on 04/23/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 06/21/2015 by Nakeia

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Do my stepdaughters really hate me?

Hello all! I am brand new to the site and am desperately hoping to get support for a situation that no one in my personal group of friends/family can offer first-hand insight...

Started by Amber on 06/26/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 06/29/2015 by Amber

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Advice for new-ish step parents

Hi all- I am new to this site; I signed up to get some feedback on some things. I have been with my fiance for about 2 years now, and he has a child from his previous marriage...

Started by Jenn on 01/07/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 07/16/2015 by Jenn

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How a Step-Mom Should be Valued

Making the decision to take on more than what is expected is a sacrifice all in itself. I speak from 9 years of experience having married a man with a child, becoming a step...

Started by Tracy on 06/05/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 07/16/2015 by Jenn

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Deadbeat Bio-Mom & Out of Control Teen

I joined this site today because I am at a loss for what to do next. My husband and I have been married for just over year and have been together for over three years. I have...

Started by Kara on 05/13/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 06/06/2015 by Evelyn

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Unique Situation - Need Some Good Advice

Tonight my soon-to-be step-daughters, 4 & 7, came home from their every other weekend visit with bio-mom with pictures she'd sent. The pictures happen to be of her and MY...

Started by Jaime on 03/22/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/31/2015 by Jaime