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Future stepmom leaves parenting to parents

Dear Abby: I’m engaged to a younger man with a 10-year-old son from his first marriage. My two daughters are grown. My fiance and I have talked at length about my role in his son’s life after we’re married. The boy’s mother will have him full-time; my fiance will continue …

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Nine Types of Toxic Parents

For over twenty years I worked as a school teacher and youth worker. When it comes to parenting, I’ve seen it all, from the breathtakingly beautiful, to the thoroughly cringe-worthy to the downright abusive. While I do not claim to be an expert and, now that I am a parent …

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The Many Faces of the ‘Wine Mom’

Additionally, the support systems that parents could count on in past generations for help have essentially disintegrated. Child-care costs, for example, have skyrocketed in recent years—meaning many parents, especially mothers, are sacrificing their careers to stay home to look after their kids, and losing out on both extra income and …

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Stepmother-to-be is happy leaving parenting to parents

Dear Abby: I’m engaged to a younger man with a 10-year-old son from his first marriage. My two daughters are grown. My fiancé and I have talked at length about my role in his son’s life after we’re married. The boy’s mother will have him full time; my fiancé will …

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The ‘Wine Mom’: Who Is She?

Additionally, the support systems that parents could count on in past generations for help have essentially disintegrated. Child-care costs, for example, have skyrocketed in recent years—meaning many parents, especially mothers, are sacrificing their careers to stay home to look after their kids, and losing out on both extra income and …

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Parents need to grow along with their kids

Parenting is an ongoing journey, and parents need to keep enriching and educating themselves as their child grows from an innocent baby into a mature adult. Life is in constant flux and many parenting skills or practices from your childhood, or those you may have picked up along the way …

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