I need some advice what to do with my step son.....?

Alexia - posted on 04/23/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My step son is 11 and will be flying home to us in about a week he was living with his mother in England and this will be his first time meeting me in person and on top of that meeting his baby brother. I am really nervous about this as I know he rather of stayed with his mom but with her job she is having to travel a lot and couldn’t keep him! I am just not sure what to expect or how he will even react but I want to make a good impression on the kid and make him as comfortable and happy as possible within reason! What should I do? Advice?


Erin - posted on 04/24/2012




Let his father take the lead. Give them plenty of "solo time" to begin with. This boy is going from having one parent he doesn't have to share (otherwise I would think that he would be staying with his stepfather) and going to having to share a parent it sounds like he hasn't seen in a while that has a new wife and baby. By giving your stepson time alone with his father, it should help his father to rebond with this son. Also, don't be surprised or hurt if your stepson bonds with his baby brother before he does with you.

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