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Video: Blended families: being a step-parent

In this video, step-parents share their experiences. They say building a relationship with your partner’s children takes time. You can build trust by listening, being sensitive and showing them you care. One mum says having a stepmother when she was a child was like having an extra resource. Now she enjoys getting to know her stepchildren and finding ways she can play a special part in their lives.

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Last updated or reviewed
12-01-2016

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