Just got custody of husband's 6 year old!

Melanie - posted on 05/05/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




We just got full custody of my step daughter, I just met her 2 weeks ago. My husband had been estranged from her for the last four years. I also have a ten year old daughter. Life has been VERY challenging the last couple of weeks, to say the least and I am always looking for advice from any moms out there. Thank you so much.


Angela - posted on 05/06/2013




Don't really know what to say. I'm assuming your own daughter isn't your husband's?

Try to treat both girls the same if you can. Any privileges the older girl gets should simply be because she's older and NOT because she's your own child. Same with the younger girl, a little leniency and understanding because she's only 6 will go a long way - but not to the detriment of the 10 year old.

Remember the little one has just been (I assume) plucked from her mother's care. That must be frightening for her. I don't know the circumstances but this child will be confused.

Good luck.

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