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one on one time with mom and/or dad?

I know that people insist that SKs get their one on one time with the bio parent when their is a step parent in the mix, but what about the bio children that they have together? Do those kids deserve just as much one on one time? For ex. SK needs to get adequate one on one time with bio dad, does this mean that the kids that step mom and bio dad have together should get adequate one on one time with bio dad, too? Or is it just special for SK because he or she is the one who has to suffer not living full time with both parents? What do you think?
I kinda think that things should be done as a family and not single out any one child because they come from a "special" circumstance. The children from the intact and loving home shouldn't not get special time simply because their parents are together.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Jul. 17, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • All kids should have one on one time with their parents....and stepkids, should be part of the family like you said, not "special".....as though other children aren't special. We made a point of having special "dates" with mom or dad with each of our children....step or biological once a month. The rest of the time we also made a point of having family time each week.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 7:09 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • I think all kids need one on one time with both parents whether they are divorced or not.
    sbastille

    Answer by sbastille at 7:09 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • I think the SK shoud just fit into the family most of the time. There could be times the dad does things one one with your SK just like he does with your kids.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 7:12 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

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