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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. 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.

6. 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.

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. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.



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