Bad Stepdad days? Some blended families are on thin ice from the start.

Bad Stepdad days? Some blended families are on thin ice from the start.

Many men jump right in, thinking it’s  going to be just like having kids of their own. The reality is a bit different. There are more Stepdads today than ever before in history, but society still holds onto pre-conceived notions about stepfathers. This may be because the news rarely does a story about the good ones. Your new kids are probably aware of the ‘evil stepfather’ stereotype, which  gives you an immediate hurdle to overcome; convincing them you’re not that kind of Stepdad. This job comes with a price that’s not well defined. Legal rights,  bonding with your step kids,  showing appropriate affection and  higher stress levels are issues addressed in this article about blended families.

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