4 weeks ago - last edited 4 weeks ago
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Step Parenting: "My step daughter doesn't listen to me, and often says things that upset me. How can I communicate my boundaries with her, without undermining her biological parents or damaging our relationship?"
Being a step-parent can be a challenging experience. It sounds like you are wanting to create a respectful and appropriate relationship with your step daughter- one that fosters a healthy relationship between you and her whilst allowing her biological parents to do the parenting.
You may like to consider the following:
Child & Family Professional, The Benevolent Society
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3 weeks ago
Thank you so much coach90. It is a very timely post.
I am struggling to learn how to let go and to respect boundaries. It is so hard to work on a new relationship who has minimal contact, and to earn trust and validation when there are academic pressures on the child.
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