Being a stepparent? Well, that comes with its own set of challenges can be the hardest role to play. No matter how hard you try, there’s no guarantee of that your step children would except you whole heartedly. But we asked a few parents to give some tips and advises on how to blend with your step-kids
Don’t bad-mouth the biological parent
Stay away from the disputes and no matter what the situations are never bad mouth the biological parents. Just remember that you stepchild has the right to love their parents — even if you see them as imperfect.
Parenting hard and being a step parent is harder as you are treading in uncertain territory so to maintaining your footing resist on taking the role of disciplinarian. Rather use your your positive thoughts to create environments where relationships with your stepchildren are encouraged.
Don’t be partial
We understand that there might be chances that you will not feel the same for your step children but try not to show blatant favoritism to them.
Ignore few things
Just remember that your stepchildren are dealing with their own feelings so in case they are rude to you than try to ignore and don’t take it personally.
Don’t expect too much
If you go in with high expectations, then you will certainly be disappointed so don’t expect things to get normal soon as building relationship and trust takes time. Give your ‘new family’ time to develop its own unique dynamic, without any pressure of how you think it should be.
Don’t be Pretentious
Kids need time to access you as a person and accept you as their new parent so instead of acting all cool and hip, it is advised that you stick to being yourself and let things settle with time.