I'm a mom of 2 and a stepmom of 2 others. I'm reading a book called "Stepmonsters" righ now and it has to do with the psychology of the whole situation, its real interesting and I would recommend it to anybody. What struck me as interesting was they said 50% of kids like/respect there stepdad but only 15% of kids like/respect there stepmom. What do you guys think?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Mar. 29, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by sillyt at 2:32 PM on Mar. 29, 2010
I think the age of the child plays a major role on how kids react to a "step" parent. My parents re married when my brother was 16. He HATED my mom's DH, and still doesn't talk to him much today. He didn't listen to ANYTHING he said, and told him straight to his face. Of course being that old, he never even considered him a "step dad." I don't either, for I was already an adult, and have my real dad in my life. As for my father's wife - she's just the "other woman" to us.
If kids gain step parents at younger ages, I think there is a better chance of developing a closer relationship with them.
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