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Stepmums: Signs You May Need to Call Time on Befriending Your Partner’s Ex

So, you’ve started dating a guy who has children with his ex. Evidently, you want your stepmum journey to be as plain sailing as possible, and this means attempting to get along with your stepchildren and even your partner’s ex. Now, when I mention the word ‘befriend’, I don’t mean that there is a level […]

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Helping your step teenager deal with the ‘big issues’

The ‘big issues’ facing today’s teenagers may not immediately be obvious. Drugs, alcohol, sex and relationships have traditionally been the things parents worry about, but also high on the list of today’s problems facing teenagers are gaming addiction, online bullying and mental health. The basis for helping your step teenager to deal with these issues […]