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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Jeannette Lofas

Founder of the Stepfamily Foundation

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Sally Bjornsen

Creator of the Sassy Stepmother web site and author of The...

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Dr. Carl Pickhardt

Psychologist and author of Keys to Successful Stepfathering

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Stepparent Expectations

You know you’re not the Wicked Stepmother (or stepfather), so why shouldn’t your new step kids love you right away? Like any relationship, the stepparent-stepchild relationship takes time to grow. You may be ready to be their parent but it may be best to start off slow. Family.org has some great tips on how to approach this new relationship in order to grow it into something strong and lasting. 

Posted: 1/21/08