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The First Step to Stepparenting

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Congratulations on becoming a stepparent. It may be daunting to think of being a “parent” to children you didn’t conceive, but once you get in the swing of things you’ll find it’s one of the most rewarding changes you will experience in your life.

Over the next 30 days, you will:

  • Establish clear parenting roles with your spouse.
  • Find ways to bond with your stepchildren.
  • Make friends with the ex-spouse—yes, really.
  • Begin creating a happy, blended family.


You’re being asked to step into the roles of new spouse and parent simultaneously, and that can be quite difficult. You know it won’t always be easy. But, you’re wise enough to know that by gathering your resources and learning the tools now, you’ll be able to make this transition smoother for everyone.

On this first day, try to get out of the mindset of calling your stepchild a “stepchild” in his or her presence. From a child’s perspective, that word can sometimes have a negative connotation and you don’t want him or her to feel inadequate or out of place from the start. Instead, refer to your stepchild by name.

DID YOU KNOW? According to The Stepfamily Foundation, more than 1,300 stepfamilies are formed everyday in the United States.

Posted: 12/10/16
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maraj9229

Can you please advise if you can help me get back my husband? That was the title of my message to a spiritual spell doctor called dr. wakina via (dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com). Please read to the end. Thanks....
I was really struggling to keep my Husband to myself. He works with an NGO and travels a lot to different countries, little do I know he already has another woman in South Africa with four month pregnancy for him. It was very hard for me to believe that my Husband can actually cheat on me, but pregnanting another woman is something else. We have four grown children already.
I was heartbroken when he wrote to say he has relocated permanently to South Africa because of his pregnant lover. I was so damaged, but there was nothing I could do, besides, I can’t even tell my family because they warned me earlier. So, my hope for his change of heart came to life on early hour of November 12 when he wrote again to say he is confused and frustrated and don’t know if it is me or her, before changing his mind again. My eyes suddenly opened and I realized his new lover is doing something evil to keep him there.
I prayed and was guided to consult a spell caster named dr. wakina via (dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com) for help. Hopefully the spell doctor helped me as expected and our marital issues were resolved. He returned home to us 7days after the spell. He pleaded and confess all his atrocities. The best part is after the love spell, his new lover confessed he is not responsible for the pregnancy, it was a strategy to tie him down. She finally commanded him to go back to his original family because she couldn’t withstand the power of the spell. Wow, it was mind blowing when the impossibility became possible. Spell really works and dr. wakina is indeed great.

chrisden600

I never take some people for granted, especially those that plays vital role in my life. Dr. Wakina is one of them. Ever since he was recommended to me, he has been playing a significant role in my life by helping me get back my girlfriend after months of breakup and also granting me the opportunity to obtain the position I have been seeking. His spell stood like a pillar in my life when I was seriously depressed and almost give-up every opportunity I had.

My girlfriend really mean a lot to me, I see my future with her before she was deceived by a guy for marriage who latter used and dumped her before her disappearance. I didn’t know all these until Dr. Wakina disclosed series of interesting secrets to me through his email (dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com). I did what almost every normal guy can’t do by ignoring friends advises to forget her and move on. I never quit searching for her because I see my future and family in her.

The risk I took was worth it, we’re envied today and made reference to by critics. Once again, thank you Dr. Wakina for the powerful spell done that made me unite once again with my lover, I appreciate the efforts you put in even in your busy schedule to make sure this spell is successful. I appreciate you for opening my eyes for new opportunities around me.

tammypaul844

My name is Tammy Paul, I’m finally fulfilling my promise to Dr. Wakina after the unexpected miracle he performed last December by bringing back my Husband as a clean and perfect man I once to know. I called his work unexpected because I didn’t know or believe a Man could have such a talent to restore a damaged home.
After my Husband was restored, I waited to see if he will go back to his old ways, for more than 6 months, I have been observing him, but he never went back, he became so perfect like we never had issues in the past. I also observed if his work will bring bad luck to me or my family, instead, Dr. Wakina spell mad us stronger, wealthier and more united than ever.
I am giving back to the world the opportunity they gave me to meet my destiny changer. The reviews I read on blogs and drwakinalovetemple.webs.com changed my whole life. I have confirmed that Dr. Wakina is real and his love spell is so powerful, his spell last for eternity, he is a good man that knows his work. I promise you won’t regret when you email him via: dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com for help.

mitkeit00

My deepest secret turned against me after my husband discovered I was seeing my boss. Though it’s a shameful act, but I was afraid my boss would fire me if I resist. I really wanted to stay in the job because my husband was not working and my boss increased my pay because of our secret affairs. I thought I was doing our family good, until my husband found out through my colleague, he was broken at that moment and vowed never to see me again. My senses came back, I quitted the job, I was ashamed of myself, I became suicidal, and I started doing drugs in order to forget my past.
Few days after the divorce papers were served, I email Dr. Wakina via (dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com) After reading some overwhelming reviews about his bring lover back spell, I explained everything to him and pleaded to make me change, to adore only my husband and make my husband forgive and forget every evil I have done to him and forget about divorce. It took Dr. Wakina two days to cast the spell, my husband came back five days after the spell. I couldn’t believe my eyes, he totally forgave me and agreed to start afresh with me, he then appreciated Dr. Wakina for his help and promised not to divorce. I am so happy for our new beginning, we have a new job and a new apartment. For over seven months, things has been working. I was blessed since the day I found Dr. Wakina’s email: (dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com)

molldann5

I wrote an article to Dr. Wakina on how I and my husband had a fight that lead to my loneliness and despair, hoping for help on getting back my husband. The reason we got into fight was not because he always cheat on me with different women, I always forgive him for that because I couldn’t change him. I fought him when I found out he was too extravagate, he wasted our hard earned money on his vices which includes smoking, drinking, clubbing and gambling. As an expecting mother, I couldn’t accept that part of his life and the pain he caused me hence I went hysterical and physically abused him on our anniversary night (May 31st). He was traumatized by the fight which I regretted, I asked for his forgiveness, but he never listed, he traveled out of the country to stay with his friend. I was seriously hurt, my guilty conscience won't let me live without him.
I ask Dr. Wakina in the article to help prove to my husband that I am no longer hysterical, I want him to come back and start life afresh with me. I also pleaded to Dr. Wakina to help me get back his forgiveness and love towards me and our unborn child. I was lucky at the end, my desires were granted, it happened like a miracle after the love spell, I felt the spell on me emotionally and I have changed, my husband come back to me as a changed man too, for months now, he has been truthful to me, Dr. Wakina Softened his heart and made him to accept my love again and what I can offer. We are living in peace since after the spell. Thank you Great Dr. Wakina. Reach out to him via [dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com]