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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. 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.

2. 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.

3. Stepfathers and The Family
Stepfathers have a unique opportunity to create a family where there once was only individuals. Read more about one such father who inspired a hit country song.

4. Love...Never Guaranteed for a Stepmother
Loving another individual without expecting anything in return is foreign to many of us. Can you love a stepchild for who they are and not what they do?

5. Stepparenting and The Importance of Truth
Is telling the truth a trait no longer valued? Find out how honesty is learned in the home.

6. 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.

7. Your Kid, My Stepkid, Your Problem
Is checking-out of your parental role a good decision? This article looks at whether you may be sending the wrong message to your husband and the children you are attempting to create a family with.

8. Stepmom's Club
Membership in the stepmother's club is different than that of other organizations. You are in a position of instant leadership.

9. Stepparents, Be Good Listeners
Good listening is an art-form and essential to all successful relationships. Stepparents are wise to listen carefully to their children and stepchildren.

10. Validation as a Tool for Stepparents
Validating a child's feelings may be more productive than arguing or trying to solve their problems for them. Here are some useful tips explaining how and why to confirm the value of feelings.



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