As I started of my role as a stepmom, I would hear people say, "You can't possibly love step-kids as your own."
Parents and Step-Parents: Where Is the Boundary Line?
You Know What
If only more parents in this situation could see how powerful this approach is, how enormous the benefits to the child are and how deeply damaging it is to the child when a bio-parent resents a step-parent for loving their child.
"I Don't Have A Step Daughter. I Have A Daughter Who Happened To Be Born Before I Met Her."
an open appeal to my step-daughter’s mom