Going the Extra Mile
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We were talking on live radio when Nikki called in to brag on her stepgrandparents; she was so grateful for them. She only wished they had come into her life sooner. They didnâ€™t treat her and her brother any differently than their biological grandchildren. They went the extra mile to welcome them and to care for them. And, they let the other grandkids know that everyone was a part of this family. Forty percent of families have a stepgrandparent. We could use a lot more of the â€œextra mileâ€ kind.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Her only complaint? That they didnâ€™t come into her life earlier.