A stepparent’s job is never easy. And unfortunately, it only gets harder when your stepchild hits adolescence.
Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.
No matter how much loving care you give … all too often stepparents experience rejection and anger from their stepchild. A stepparent becomes the target of the teen’s regret.
It might come from her sense of loss. She might even believe—incorrectly—that her life would be much happier and problem-free if you’d never come along.
So if tensions are high right now between you and your step-teen … take heart. Though you can’t force her to stop thinking the way she does … her feelings of loss won’t go on forever.
And one day, she’ll understand the other side … and see you as her solution … not her problem.