The Real Reason Children (and Adults) Hate Their Stepmothers – Guest Blog

123RF "Put the blame on Mame. That sums up how many of the women with stepchildren I interviewed for my book, Stepmonster, felt about the stepmother role. They told me: "The kids are hostile and rejecting no matter what I do. I know it's not their fault. But it's as if I'm not supposed to have …

Containing The Storm – Sheltering Children From The Effects of Co-parenting Conflict

Coparenting Tip: Never let your storm get your kids wet.It goes without saying that Coparenting and parenting struggles affect our children... whether we intend for them to or not... We may be doing everything we can to insure that issues don’t have impact on the kids, but they do.Your tone of voice, your body language, …

Parental Alienation: 3 Strategies To Overcome Manipulation and Combat Relationship Damage

One of the most painful byproducts of a high conflict divorce and child custody battle is watching your ex manipulate your children into believing that you’re a bad parent. "Parent-child relationships that were strong before the divorce can be damaged almost overnight when an alienating parent lures a child into the Cult of the Bad …

Coping With A High-Conflict Ex During A Child Custody Battle

Make it your priority to remain level-headed Child custody can be one of the hardest things a parent and child goes through. Many parents feel as though putting their family through the family court system is something that should be avoided at all costs. However, with the rise in divorce numbers, many parents end up …

Manipulation: Child Custody & Family Law

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpa5HE_nvi9/ Through my journey as stepmom and Mama Bear on Mama Bear Blended Family Support, I have incured my share of manipulation from the other parties involved in our custody battle and throughout coparenting. I've also whitnessed the manipulative techniques used against other stepmoms and parents in blended families. To say it's disheartening is putting …

Divorce Lingo

Divorce, New Relationships, and all the complications that come with it Mama P: "Hi! I just found your page and I have to say all of your quotes and posts are very inspiring. Do you think you have a few moments to read my story and give me some advice? I’m struggling a bit with …

Tis the season for Parental Alienation

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq0Aqi0FFL5/ Mama Anna: "Thoughts when it comes to following the order and alternating holidays?" Mama Bear Blended Family Support: "Keep track of everything. Follow the order. If the other party doesn't then they are in contempt." Mama Anna: "We’re feeling really conflicted. The order gives us thanksgiving on odd years and christmas even years and …

Stepmomming

Stepparent's form bonds just as unbreakable as any other parent's bond with the child Mama of 4: "Speaking as SM for a moment (I play many roles) BM keeps messaging me and commenting saying I'm seeking attention for posting about missing my SD as we have to take BM back to court for the 4th …