Stepparent Tip #4: Monitor

with Ron Deal | October 11, 2018

Eager stepparents have the best of intentions but sometimes they jump into the middle of a child's life too quickly. So here is a tip. A stepparent monitors. Monitoring means you check in with them about band practice, ask them about friends, the upcoming math test and what they want for Christmas. But you don't step into the child's personal life, feelings, and concerns until they invite you in. Take a small step before you take a bigger step. You won't just be the hall monitor forever.

Eager stepparents have the best of intentions but sometimes they jump into the middle of a child's life too quickly. So here is a tip. A stepparent monitors. Monitoring means you check in with them about band practice, ask them about friends, the upcoming math test and what they want for Christmas. But you don't step into the child's personal life, feelings, and concerns until they invite you in. Take a small step before you take a bigger step. You won't just be the hall monitor forever.

Stepparent Tip #4: Monitor

With Ron Deal
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October 11, 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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