Stepparenting: Bonding Tips
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Emotional bonding should be your first priority. Stepkids of every age are like everyone else. They want to know how much you care before they care how much you know. If you have natural connecting points make the most of them. Take interest in things they are interested in. Or if they are interested in your talents or skills share what youâ€™re good at. Teach them to play the guitar or build something for the house or use a software program. Find things that make both of you smile and share them.
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
Okay, so youâ€™re a new stepparent or stepgrandparent and youâ€™re trying to figure out where to start.