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Here are the top ten articles for the Stepparenting Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Healthy Shopping Attitudes
Responsible spending is more important during the holidays than any other time. Do not be drawn to impulse or trends because of advertising. Read how to set limits and still give a thoughful gift.

2. You May Need a Kid-Contract!
When voluntary compliance and basic respect still do not produce the behavior you expect from your stepchildren, you might want to consider a kid-contract. Read about the benefits of an actual agreement between you and the children.

3. A Personal Peace
Christmas and holiday planning can be so stressful it seems impossible to achieve any sense of peace. But you can...and you should. Read a few tips on creating a peaceful heart.

4. An Attitude of Gratitude
Gratitude and a thankful heart should not be reserved for the Thanksgiving holiday. Read more about the benefits of finding something to be grateful for...every day.

5. Stress and The In-laws
The holidays usually require time with the in-laws. New in-law relationships can be stressful, but considering their perspective may change yours. Read how understanding one another can be valuable in your attempt to become a family.

6. New Year's Resolution?
New year's resolutions can be a set up for failure...especially if you are making them for the wrong reasons. Sometimes the best resolution is to just let go and experience what is meant for you. Read more in this article.

7. Disciplining or Punishing Your Stepchild?
The differences between disciplining and punishing can be stark or subtle and they are often confused. This article discusses the benefits of both concepts and will improve the chances of your family's successful blending.

8. The Step Tween Survival Guide Book Review
A review of a great resource for adolescents in step or blended family situations.

9. Wonderful words expressed by Helen Dowd
A wonderful Poem written by Helen Dowd to her stepmom Helen

10. Amelia Earhart Topic Talk
mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart continues to captivate fans worldwide.



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