Have You Walked in Your Stepchildren’s Shoes?
To understand how to relate to your stepchild you need to put yourself in their shoes. How would you feel if your parents had split up? How would you feel if your mom or dad had re-married? And how would you feel if you now had somebody new telling you what to do? Getting a stepparent can be a big transition for a child. So when they misbehave or aren’t exactly nice to you—before you lose your temper or take things personally, walk a mile in their shoes. Here are some practical steps on how to build relationships with your stepchildren.