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Gerardo Campbell

Stepfathers Are Greater Than Stepmothers

Did you know there are actually five times as many stepfathers as stepmothers? Who has a better relationship with their children - stepfather or biological dad? Who ...

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KaRae' Carey, Ph.D.

Three Strategies for Building a Better Relationship With Your

Having a life that involves your husband's ex-wife is hard to do. Learn three ways to help you navigate this often tumultuous relationship.

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Gerardo Campbell

An All-State guard in high school, James Toney, was offered a basketball scholarship to play at Seton Hall. James struggled with drug addiction. In 1973, he was jailed for drug possession when his

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 28, 2012

If you love children and have a motherly generosity within you then you can choose foster care as an ideal career option for yourself. Children are the beautiful broods sent from the heaven who

By: Harvi Maxic l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 24, 2012
KaRae' Carey, Ph.D.

You were once a confident and competent woman, now your "new life" as a stepmother makes you doubt the good sense God gave you! If you are feeling a bit "abnormal" after entering stepmotherhood, you

By: KaRae' Carey, Ph.D. l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 23, 2012
Joseph D'Eramo

Older folks like yours truly may remember the TV show, the Courtship of Eddie's Father. It starred Bill Bixby, before he was David Banner in The Incredible Hulk. It tells the story of a widower and

By: Joseph D'Eramo l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 05, 2012
Joseph D'Eramo

You and your wife may decide to add to your family with children of your own. While clearly a decision for the adults, it greatly involves your stepchildren. It will alter their lives almost as much

By: Joseph D'Eramo l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 05, 2012
Gerardo Campbell

Rodney Dangerfield would frequently lament, "I get no respect" and he wasn't even a stepfather! Just like his biological counterpart, a stepfather may have to deal with negative behaviors like

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Apr 19, 2012
Lisa L Perry

When blending families, things get so messy and convoluted in part, because we focus most of our efforts on clearly defining who the parents are and aren't.  The reality is that your relationship

By: Lisa L Perry l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Apr 05, 2012
Gerardo Campbell

You are a step-dad speaking with your wife about her children's negative behavior. How would you react if your wife said, "You knew I had kids when you married me." Or to hear, "You shouldn't have

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Mar 23, 2012
Gerardo Campbell

How do you respond after investing yourself emotionally, physically and financially to raise a child that isn't your own? Get tips on how to respond.

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Feb 23, 2012
Gerardo Campbell

We transfer our worldly possessions through a trust or last will and testament. We will also pass on our legacy regardless of whether it's good or bad when we pass away. As the leader, within our

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Feb 12, 2012
Gerardo Campbell

Did you know there are actually five times as many stepfathers as stepmothers? Who has a better relationship with their children - stepfather or biological dad? Who do you think has the more complex

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Feb 01, 2012
Gerardo Campbell

The media contributes to the unsavory reputation of stepfather's. This article identifies three common mistakes made by stepfathers and strategies to avoid them.

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Jan 24, 2012
Candida Abrahamson Ph.D.

Thought your divorce was hard on you and the children? I'm certain it was, although there are new research studies coming out that it's better on your children than having them remain with you in a

By: Candida Abrahamson Ph.D. l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Dec 31, 2011
KaRae' Carey, Ph.D.

Having a life that involves your husband's ex-wife is hard to do. Learn three ways to help you navigate this often tumultuous relationship.

By: KaRae' Carey, Ph.D. l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Dec 11, 2011

Step Parenting is a topic that so many people have serious issues dealing with. Every parent has a dream to have a happy family and raise their children in the best atmosphere ever where there is

By: Christian Lawrence O l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Dec 08, 2011
Gerardo Campbell

Why are men notoriously known for not seeking help? We have a reputation for not reading instructions, not going to the doctor's for health issues, not asking for directions, not accepting help when

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Nov 27, 2011
Maureen Hamilton

These days, blended families are the rule and not the exception; many children are growing up in homes that feature some conglomeration of step-parents, half-siblings, full siblings, step-siblings,

By: Maureen Hamilton l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Nov 06, 2011

I am a stepmother and I was raised by someone other than my biological mother. I call the woman I know as my mother, mommy. If I had to call her anything but mommy I would be devastated.

By: Lauryn Strange l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Nov 02, 2011
Gerardo Campbell

Raising children is challenging enough, but when you're the stepfather, it's going to be an even bigger challenge. When you first come into your stepdaughter's life you should expect an initial

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Oct 04, 2011
Prime P Sarmiento

We live in a world where the phrase "the faster the better" dominates. Everything has become instant, from food to messaging. We are no longer spending time for useless things. In the age of over

By: Prime P Sarmiento l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Sep 27, 2011
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Gerardo Campbell

An All-State guard in high school, James Toney, was offered a basketball scholarship to play at Seton Hall. James struggled with drug addiction. In 1973, he was jailed for drug possession when his

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 28, 2012 lViews: 99 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

The media contributes to the unsavory reputation of stepfather's. This article identifies three common mistakes made by stepfathers and strategies to avoid them.

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Jan 24, 2012 lViews: 65 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

Rodney Dangerfield would frequently lament, "I get no respect" and he wasn't even a stepfather! Just like his biological counterpart, a stepfather may have to deal with negative behaviors like

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Apr 19, 2012 lViews: 63 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

Raising children is challenging enough, but when you're the stepfather, it's going to be an even bigger challenge. When you first come into your stepdaughter's life you should expect an initial

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Oct 04, 2011 lViews: 63 lComments: 0
KaRae' Carey, Ph.D.

You were once a confident and competent woman, now your "new life" as a stepmother makes you doubt the good sense God gave you! If you are feeling a bit "abnormal" after entering stepmotherhood, you

By: KaRae' Carey, Ph.D. l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 23, 2012 lViews: 62 lComments: 0
Sylvia Behnish

Bonding with stepchildren is not easy. The child should set the pace - give him/her time and be patient. It's important not to rush them. But there are still many things a step-parent can do to bond

By: Sylvia Behnish l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Sep 18, 2011 lViews: 59 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

Did you know there are actually five times as many stepfathers as stepmothers? Who has a better relationship with their children - stepfather or biological dad? Who do you think has the more complex

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Feb 01, 2012 lViews: 58 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

How do you respond after investing yourself emotionally, physically and financially to raise a child that isn't your own? Get tips on how to respond.

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 54 lComments: 0
Maureen Hamilton

These days, blended families are the rule and not the exception; many children are growing up in homes that feature some conglomeration of step-parents, half-siblings, full siblings, step-siblings,

By: Maureen Hamilton l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Nov 06, 2011 lViews: 52 lComments: 0

I am a stepmother and I was raised by someone other than my biological mother. I call the woman I know as my mother, mommy. If I had to call her anything but mommy I would be devastated.

By: Lauryn Strange l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Nov 02, 2011 lViews: 49 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

We transfer our worldly possessions through a trust or last will and testament. We will also pass on our legacy regardless of whether it's good or bad when we pass away. As the leader, within our

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Feb 12, 2012 lViews: 48 lComments: 0

If you love children and have a motherly generosity within you then you can choose foster care as an ideal career option for yourself. Children are the beautiful broods sent from the heaven who

By: Harvi Maxic l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 24, 2012 lViews: 47 lComments: 0
Lisa L Perry

When blending families, things get so messy and convoluted in part, because we focus most of our efforts on clearly defining who the parents are and aren't.  The reality is that your relationship

By: Lisa L Perry l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Apr 05, 2012 lViews: 45 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

Why are men notoriously known for not seeking help? We have a reputation for not reading instructions, not going to the doctor's for health issues, not asking for directions, not accepting help when

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Nov 27, 2011 lViews: 44 lComments: 0
Joseph D'Eramo

You and your wife may decide to add to your family with children of your own. While clearly a decision for the adults, it greatly involves your stepchildren. It will alter their lives almost as much

By: Joseph D'Eramo l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 05, 2012 lViews: 44 lComments: 0
Joseph D'Eramo

Older folks like yours truly may remember the TV show, the Courtship of Eddie's Father. It starred Bill Bixby, before he was David Banner in The Incredible Hulk. It tells the story of a widower and

By: Joseph D'Eramo l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 05, 2012 lViews: 43 lComments: 0
Candida Abrahamson Ph.D.

Thought your divorce was hard on you and the children? I'm certain it was, although there are new research studies coming out that it's better on your children than having them remain with you in a

By: Candida Abrahamson Ph.D. l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Dec 31, 2011 lViews: 42 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

You are a step-dad speaking with your wife about her children's negative behavior. How would you react if your wife said, "You knew I had kids when you married me." Or to hear, "You shouldn't have

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Mar 23, 2012 lViews: 41 lComments: 0
KaRae' Carey, Ph.D.

Having a life that involves your husband's ex-wife is hard to do. Learn three ways to help you navigate this often tumultuous relationship.

By: KaRae' Carey, Ph.D. l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Dec 11, 2011 lViews: 41 lComments: 0

Step Parenting is a topic that so many people have serious issues dealing with. Every parent has a dream to have a happy family and raise their children in the best atmosphere ever where there is

By: Christian Lawrence O l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Dec 08, 2011 lViews: 41 lComments: 0
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Candida Abrahamson Ph.D.

Thought your divorce was hard on you and the children? I'm certain it was, although there are new research studies coming out that it's better on your children than having them remain with you in a

By: Candida Abrahamson Ph.D. l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Dec 31, 2011 lViews: 42 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

Did you know there are actually five times as many stepfathers as stepmothers? Who has a better relationship with their children - stepfather or biological dad? Who do you think has the more complex

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Feb 01, 2012 lViews: 58 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

How do you respond after investing yourself emotionally, physically and financially to raise a child that isn't your own? Get tips on how to respond.

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Feb 23, 2012 lViews: 54 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

We transfer our worldly possessions through a trust or last will and testament. We will also pass on our legacy regardless of whether it's good or bad when we pass away. As the leader, within our

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Feb 12, 2012 lViews: 48 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

The media contributes to the unsavory reputation of stepfather's. This article identifies three common mistakes made by stepfathers and strategies to avoid them.

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Jan 24, 2012 lViews: 65 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

Why are men notoriously known for not seeking help? We have a reputation for not reading instructions, not going to the doctor's for health issues, not asking for directions, not accepting help when

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Nov 27, 2011 lViews: 44 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

You are a step-dad speaking with your wife about her children's negative behavior. How would you react if your wife said, "You knew I had kids when you married me." Or to hear, "You shouldn't have

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Mar 23, 2012 lViews: 41 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

Rodney Dangerfield would frequently lament, "I get no respect" and he wasn't even a stepfather! Just like his biological counterpart, a stepfather may have to deal with negative behaviors like

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Apr 19, 2012 lViews: 63 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

An All-State guard in high school, James Toney, was offered a basketball scholarship to play at Seton Hall. James struggled with drug addiction. In 1973, he was jailed for drug possession when his

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 28, 2012 lViews: 99 lComments: 0
Gerardo Campbell

Raising children is challenging enough, but when you're the stepfather, it's going to be an even bigger challenge. When you first come into your stepdaughter's life you should expect an initial

By: Gerardo Campbell l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Oct 04, 2011 lViews: 63 lComments: 0
KaRae' Carey, Ph.D.

Having a life that involves your husband's ex-wife is hard to do. Learn three ways to help you navigate this often tumultuous relationship.

By: KaRae' Carey, Ph.D. l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Dec 11, 2011 lViews: 41 lComments: 0
KaRae' Carey, Ph.D.

You were once a confident and competent woman, now your "new life" as a stepmother makes you doubt the good sense God gave you! If you are feeling a bit "abnormal" after entering stepmotherhood, you

By: KaRae' Carey, Ph.D. l Home & Family > Step Parenting l May 23, 2012 lViews: 62 lComments: 0

Step Parenting is a topic that so many people have serious issues dealing with. Every parent has a dream to have a happy family and raise their children in the best atmosphere ever where there is

By: Christian Lawrence O l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Dec 08, 2011 lViews: 41 lComments: 0
Maureen Hamilton

These days, blended families are the rule and not the exception; many children are growing up in homes that feature some conglomeration of step-parents, half-siblings, full siblings, step-siblings,

By: Maureen Hamilton l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Nov 06, 2011 lViews: 52 lComments: 0

I am a stepmother and I was raised by someone other than my biological mother. I call the woman I know as my mother, mommy. If I had to call her anything but mommy I would be devastated.

By: Lauryn Strange l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Nov 02, 2011 lViews: 49 lComments: 0
Brenda F Hill

We like to meet you head on with all of the subject matter on marriage and family. "Step-Parenting" is nothing new to couples marrying today. You may find yourself marrying a person who has children

By: Brenda F Hill l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Sep 17, 2011 lViews: 40 lComments: 0
Lisa L Perry

When blending families, things get so messy and convoluted in part, because we focus most of our efforts on clearly defining who the parents are and aren't.  The reality is that your relationship

By: Lisa L Perry l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Apr 05, 2012 lViews: 45 lComments: 0
Sylvia Behnish

Stepchildren and second marriages do not automatically go together like cake and ice cream at a birthday party. It can be more like the frustration of running out of gas when you're twenty minutes

By: Sylvia Behnish l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Sep 20, 2011 lViews: 40 lComments: 0
Sylvia Behnish

Blended families don't have to be the Cinderella type of family but they're not likely to be the Brady Bunch either. At least, certainly not in the beginning and maybe not even after several years of

By: Sylvia Behnish l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Sep 21, 2011 lViews: 33 lComments: 0
Sylvia Behnish

Bonding with stepchildren is not easy. The child should set the pace - give him/her time and be patient. It's important not to rush them. But there are still many things a step-parent can do to bond

By: Sylvia Behnish l Home & Family > Step Parenting l Sep 18, 2011 lViews: 59 lComments: 0
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