New Stepparent, Sassy Teenager

with Ron Deal | December 26, 2018

Maria is a new stepmom with a 15-year-old stepson who she described as sassy and disrespectful. Maria, you're not alone. Any parent with a teenager-even a biological parent-recognizes these attitudes. It's part of the territory. Not knowing your role and having a distant relationship with him doesn't help either. So, lower your expectations. When you stepson is disrespectful let your husband take the lead. And even though your stepson acts like you're invisible, don't disappear. Stay engaged.

Maria is a new stepmom with a 15-year-old stepson who she described as sassy and disrespectful. Maria, you're not alone. Any parent with a teenager-even a biological parent-recognizes these attitudes. It's part of the territory. Not knowing your role and having a distant relationship with him doesn't help either. So, lower your expectations. When you stepson is disrespectful let your husband take the lead. And even though your stepson acts like you're invisible, don't disappear. Stay engaged.

New Stepparent, Sassy Teenager

With Ron Deal
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December 26, 2018
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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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