The difficulty of seeking the respect and acceptance of a stepchild.
The first two years of stepparent-stepchild relationships tend to be tense and stressful for everyone.
Stepparents must develop a secure bond with their stepchildren.
Finding an effective stepparent role is a challenge.
Improving your relationship is a challenge, so be intentional.
Though stepfamilies may look like traditional nuclear families on the outside, the dynamics on the inside are very different.