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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step mom

I am a step mom.of two kids of 5 and 7 aged. I am in another country but I call them on skype. My daughter is frank but son try to ignore me always. What can I do for complication

Started by Faria on 08/21/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 08/21/2015 by Raye

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Adult Stepdaughter Blues

I am tired. Frustrated. Angry. My 27 y/o stepdaughter is here, with her two children M 5y/o, F 3y/o, and my Dear Husband (who really IS wonderful) will not discuss what a brat...

Started by Kimberly on 08/04/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 08/07/2015 by MaryAnn

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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