Step parenting is always going to be tough! Heck, parenting is tough! The best help for parenting both step and, um, non-step (forgive me its late) is in the Parenting books by Don Dinkmeyer and somebody Loconcy. The Parents Handbook I believe is what the first one is called. There are four of them, the basic (the one mentioned), a more advanced one, one on parenting teens and then one on step families. Get them, read them, they will change your life!!! I found them to be highly effective for just my personal self. Oh, and one other book, The Encouragement Book!!!
at 4:36 AM on Dec. 4, 2010