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  1. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    My husband and I dated for one year before getting married in November 2015. Not once has he mentioned me to his child's mother, nor his child. My husband and his ex-girlfriend have made arrangements for their child to stay in our home for a number of weeks. Any advice for interacting with my...
  2. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hi there all! I'm new to this community and pretty much parenting in general. I've been with a great man for almost a year now. He has two wonderful children ages 7 and 8 and their mother is incredibly difficult to deal with all around. I'm constantly getting backlash from the kids out of the...
  3. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Okay so im not going to go into my entire life story (not in this post anyway) but i want to lay out a scenario and get some insight... I preface this story with this "I am 29 a little neurotic and sometimes have OCD...I tend to over think things sometimes....and I have been known to hold a...
  4. Preteens and Teens
    Hello: My 16 year old son came to live with us six months ago. He is a 4.0 student, plays chess, does his chores..he does need to be asked. Takes care of his own laundry and homework etc. My new husband is frequently triggered by my boy. Recently, my son was standing in front of the microwave...
  5. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    My boyfriend and I have been together for over a year and each have 5-year-old daughters from previous relationships. The girls couldn’t be more different. My daughter is smart, kind, enthusiastic, and motivated. She has been loving school since 3k and has friends her age who regularly come over...
  6. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hello! My partner has a wonderful 8 year-old daughter. He and his ex-partner have 50/50 custody, so his daughter lives with us half of the time. I have been living with them for 2.5 years. It has become clear that he expects me to equally share parenting responsibilities with her (from...
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