6 Stepparent Survival Tips For The Holiday Season

By

6 Stepparent Survival Tips For The Holiday Season [EXPERT]
... because being a stepparent around the holidays isn't easy.

6. Gift giving should be discussed prior to the child joining your family. This is not a time to "win the child over." This is a time to show grace and love and demonstrate that small things matter most. Trying to outdo the other parent usually backfires and hurts the child.

The holidays are for children and you can help create special memories that will last forever. If you are a stepparent, your stepchild will love you most if they feel that you understand and accept where they came from. You establish this by listening and rather than trying to change them, help bridge the gap of emotion they may feel but be unable to express.

 

For more information or you FREE MONTHLY RELATIONSHIP TIPS: www.maryjorapini.com

Podcasts:
Struggling with low libido in your relationship.
Married with small children at home and keeping your relationship close.
Improving your body image
Talk to me on my fan page!
Tweet me: @ Mary Jo Rapini
Join me weekday mornings for "Mind, Body, Soul with Mary Jo" on Fox 26 Houston at 9 A.M.

This article was originally published at . Reprinted with permission.
Article contributed by

Mary Jo Rapini

Counselor/Therapist

For more information go to: www.maryjorapini.com
Talk to me on my fan page: http://www.facebook.com/maryjorapini
Tweet me: @MaryJoRapini
Read my Love and Relationships Blog on Chron.com
Ask me questions on Fox26 in Houston, TX and watch every Thursday Morning at 9am for “Mind, Body, Soul with Mary Jo” and Friday Morning's at 8am for “Healthy Happy Hour with Mary Jo”

Location: Houston, TX
Credentials: LPC
Other Articles/News by Mary Jo Rapini:

The 10 Best Christmas Gifts For Him (And They're Free!)

By

In relationships, we emphasize the importance of building one another up, rather than pointing fingers and blaming; but, guys live in a much different world than women do. This is why the best gifts for him are free. Women are networkers and they bond and connect with other women. Guys are competitive, focused and constantly looking over their shoulder to ... Read more

5 Ways To Stuff Your Turkey With Gratitude

By

Many of us grew up sharing Thanksgiving with family around the dining room table. Our parents or grandparents usually hosted the meal, and we ate with family and became re-acquainted with family we may not have seen since the Thanksgiving before. Times have changed and family members may have moved due to work obligations, school choices and raising families of ... Read more

Baby Boomers: Take Your Marriage From Boring To Blissful!

By

Boomers have always been independent and have made their own way. Nowhere is that showing up more than in marital status. Since 1990, the divorce rate has gone down in the United States for everyone but the boomers. Those over 50 years of age have seen divorce rates double, and if you're over fifty, you've probably seen several of your friends split ... Read more

See More

 
Latest Expert Videos
ASK YOURTANGO MORE QUESTIONS
Must-see Videos
SEE MORE VIDEOS
Most Popular