10-24-2022 08:32 AM
10-24-2022 12:37 PM
Maintaining relationships with teens can certainly be a tricky one! It is really wonderful to hear how important it is for you as a stepfather. And although it may not seem like it at the moment, I'm sure your stepdaughter really appreciates having you in her life.
I'm wondering if you've been able to talk to your stepdaughter about wanting to spend more time with her? We have this article about communicating with teens that has some tips that might be helpful for that conversation. We also have Parent Coaching available if you wanted to have some 1:1 support too.
It sounds like you've been a really positive influence on your stepdaughter's life, especially considering she hasn't had much of a father figure in the past. Try to remember all those happy times you've had together when the teen eye rolls happen!