with guest Ron Deal
When that stepparent says, “But he’s doing things, his grades are failing, he’s running around with the wrong crowd, we’ve got to stop this,” and the biological parent just feels compelled to defend that child, even though they know the stepparent is right. Sometimes it feels like it’s an indictment of my parenting. You’re telling me I’ve been a bad parent, and so they get defensive, and what happens is the child has all the power they want to do what they want.
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Day 5 of 5 from the series: Your Stepfamily Standing Strong