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When Your Child’s New Stepparent Holds Conflicting Parenting Values

In Child Custody, Parenting, Relationships by Elizabeth Stephenson

A reality of separation and divorce is that you and your ex may one day enter into new relationships and get remarried. This may happen for either of you sooner than you think. Further, the new relationships take on additional weight if there are children involved, who now have a new stepparent. Sometimes, this new person fits right into their new role and is on the same wavelength in their parenting values. This is an absolutely wonderful outcome for a child. However, it is just as likely that you and the new stepparent will not see eye-to-eye on critical issues, such as disciplining the children, their education, and their moral upbringing. Few things upset us more than disputes over our children, and it is okay to feel upset; nevertheless, we …