Honoring the Past and the Present
About the Guest
When Victoria married a widower with four kids she applied this advice and it paid off. When they moved her furniture into his house she noticed how "uprooted" the kids felt, so she made changes cautiously. First, the kitchen but their mother's items were distributed or saved for each child. Then she waited five years to re-do the living room. And now, after seven years, for Christmas she gifted each child with a photo of their family of origin and the current stepfamily. Now, that's wisdom.
Wise stepparents honor their stepchildren’s past.