How do we learn to parent? Most of us simply use the template we grew up with. Unless we were very lucky, we could do better. And we WANT to do better. Parenting, and especially step-parenting, is a difficult, complicated job.
If you want to be a doctor, you go to medical school. If you want to be a lawyer, you go to law school. You spend years studying the attitudes and skills you need for your career. So why do we assume that we can do arguably the most important job of our lives without any training? Is it any wonder we find ourselves doing to our kids exactly the things we promised ourselves we wouldn’t ever do?
This is not about changing you, but rather about helping you be more effective, more supportive, (and generally happier!) with your kids.