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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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Stepmoms and a Peaceful Life
Ideas for a peaceful life in the midst of managing and blending your family.
6. 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.
7. Bad childhood, good life
A bad childhood is not an excuse for a bad life. It is still possible to blossom and thrive by making a decision that you will not be a victim. Read how your choices can define your future much more than the events of your past.
8. A Word to Stepfathers
Preparing for the step-child's claim that "you are not my real father"
9. Model the Way for Your Stepchild
Be the person you want your children to be. Kids imitate the behavior of their parents and stepparents...good or bad. What you do is more important than you may realize.
10. 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.
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