How can a stepmom and mom coexist peacefully?
Registered counsellor Heidi Van Der Merwe of JDM Pssych answers. 
Source

Stepmoms

  • Don't try to replace the relationship, rather build a new relationship with the child, based on new experiences. 
  • Treat the biological mother with respect, especially in front of the children, and urge the father to do the same. 
  • Be courteous and don't use the children as pawns if a disagreement arises between the parents. 

Moms

  • Accept the stepmom in a complementary role, not as a person replacing you. 
  • Treat the stepmom with respect, as the children will most likely do what you do. 
  • Try to set personal issues aside, don't argue in front of the children.                          

Read Parent24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

week-by-week

Want to know what your baby looks like and what you can expect at this stage?

 

Mysmartkid

Sponsored

Nurture your child's creativity

Inspiring and nurturing your child’s creativity is actually quite simple and can be a lot of fun for both of you. Here are some top tips:

See more >
 
 

Directories

Everything from parties to pre-schools in your area.