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Many things may lead to step Parenting. Death or divorce, both unpleasant circumstances can often result in the need for step parenting. Re-marrying and subsequent step parenting require the same skills, dedication, focus and luck that is necessary in good parenting under ideal conditions. In step parenting there is a little more to consider. Let’s call these considerations steps – steps toward parenting or step parenting – sort of fits doesn’t it?
Where to start? The first Step.
If this is the first time your child is off to a day care or preschool it can be a nervious time not only for the child, but the part as well. This is a time when both you and your child will face the issues of separation and independence. These are very normal feelings, but it is also a very important stage in your childs development. A child that is at the age of four or five years old will probably go off without much difficulty, but many children under the age of three have a very hard time with leaving their parents. Here are some ways to help make the transition a little easier.
Are you a Father with a wonderful daughter who is going through those monumental changes from young girl to an adult women? How does that make you feel? Most dads feel a bit uneasy and ackward around their growing daughters. In fact, many fathers all over the world have a hard time adjusting to their 'little girl' as she turns into a young lady. Many times it is our own ego that gets in the way of us being as close with our teenager daughters as we were when they were little.
In fact, girls often say that they feel their Fathers are distancing themselves from them as the change from girl to woman occurs. Our daughters are very keen to what is going on around them and they sense their Dad's dismay and discomfort at the changes their bodies are going through. And these young ladies are missing the easy comfort of hanging out with Dad. READ More on Attention Dads: Are You Growing Closer or Further Apart From Your Daughter?
By Julie Baumgardner
I am sure that you care about your son or daughter as much as I do, and that you may from time to time been have been guilty of spoiling them. Unfortunately this practice is not a good way of empowering our kids. We need to help nurture their abilities, not take them away. And of course we do this out of love, but there comes a time when as parents we must learn to never do for their kids what they can do for themselves. The earlier one starts, the easier it will be. READ More on Teaching Responsibilty Through Role Modeling