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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. 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.

2. Britney Spears Stepmom
Is Britney ready to handle being a stepmom, vote in our stepparenting poll

3. Stepmothers, what's in a name?
Stepmothers start out with a bad rap from folklore, movies, television and even the cartoons seen by our children. Read more about this stereotyping.

4. Chores and Cooperation in the Blended Family
Cooperation in the home requires relationships built on respect and communication. This article discusses some ways to deal with responsibility issues.

5. Stepparenting the Adult Child
Children are staying at home a lot longer these days. Learn how to change rules and expectations to address the child who has become an adult.

6. When a Stepparent Needs Help
Seeking outside help with the creation and maintance of a strong blended family is a sign of strength. This article helps in identifying the indicators that it may be time to reach out.

7. Stepparents Can Homeschool
More and more children are being homeschooled. It is a highly personal decision that requires a commitment and a plan in order to be successful. Stepfamilies may have some additional obstacles. Read more in this new article about the benefits and drawbacks.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.



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