“Advice for Stepparents on Dealing With Stepkids” from HuffPost asked several “experts” in the field for their advice on how stepparents can “create a healthy, unhurried relationship with their stepkids.”
Divorce is hard on kids, and it takes time for children to adjust to the divorce of their parents. The fact is, they may never fully adjust. However, equally stressful to children of divorce can be when their parents begin to date and especially if they remarry. Many stepparents have faced the battle of trying to relate to, and form a relationship with, their stepkids.
The article explains:
It’s a rare stepparent who hasn’t tried, in their own way, to win over their stepkids. Whether it was snapping up two Justin Bieber concert tickets or attempting to bond over hot wings during a stepsons-only guy’s night out, it’s hard to resist trying to fast-track a solid relationship.