Have you been curious how to discipline your stepchild? Luisa Colón talks with our Founder and Director, Melissa Kester, LMFT on 5 different steps you can take to communicate house rules with your stepchildren.
If getting them to like you is your priority when it comes to your stepchildren, then good for you for wanting to foster strong bonds with your extended family. But that doesn’t mean you put aside solid rules and thoughtful discipline. Here are five steps for lovingly maintaining law and order in yourblended household.
1. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A SAP WITH YOUR STEP…
I am firm with my own stepkids (there are three of them), and the result is mutual love and mutual respect, too. “Structure is important for everyone’s well being,” advisesMelissa Kester, MA, LMFT, Founder and Director of Madison Marriage and Family Therapy, PCin New York City and the editor of Towards Healing. “Neglecting this leaves everyone depleted and uncontained.”
Head over to Mamiverse, if you want to read more: http://www.mamiverse.com/five-steps-disciplining-stepchild-25350/