Stepfathering can be challenging. Perhaps that's why many stepfathers disconnect from their stepchildren emotionally and withdraw from daily responsibilities. The unmapped territory seems to have many land mines and it's easier to just retreat than to engage the "enemy." But stepfathers can have profound and important leadership roles with stepchildren. Stepfathers can offer guidance, love, and encouragement to the children under their care. Here's a map for the territory and some practical action points for stepfathers. (Author abstract)
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