And if he still shares any custodial rights, you have an opportunity every day to choose peace or choose conflict.
For everyone’s sake, choosing actions and words that promote peace and unity in parenting the child you share is the wise course.
For others, dating helps them adjust to the separation.
They’ve accepted that step parenting is a bit different from traditional parenting, and have figured out how to build mutual trust and respect with their stepchildren one day at a time.
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Our culture is familiar with the idea of children showing respect to adults, but children are people, too, and deserving of respect in their own right.
By speaking to everyone in the home with a respectful tone of voice and attitude, and by avoiding sarcasm and harshness, you create a culture where children and stepchildren understand that respect is the standard.