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As a stepparent of 4 children and a family coach, I can answer questions about the issues that arise in step-parenting including discipline,blended families, boundaries and guidelines.

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I have 18 years as a stepfather, and over three years as a family coach focusing on unifying, strengthening and empowering families.


My wife and I have written 2 books on Family FUSE Your Family - Family: Unify Strengthen Empower! and Raising Families


BA(Recreation Administration) Grad Studies in Urban and Regional Planning and Design Certified as a LifeSuccess Consultant/Coach

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2017-03-14 9 year old step son/eating issues/does not like me (stepmom):

Marla  You are in the middle of one of the most common and serious issues in blended families. Your stepson has some serious issues and it is important to continue getting him to his therapist. He needs

2016-11-21 Step-parent boundaries:

Claire  You seem like a loving and caring stepmother.  This  is always a difficulty situation... being put between to bio parents.    Just keep being there for this girl.  Give love and a guiding hand

2016-10-24 Stepchildren and Biological Children:

From what you have said, the children just met which is when you found out about how they feel about one another.  You are right to be concerned as children can be one of the be main reasons second marriages

2016-08-22 Healthy Boundaries:

Please let me know the ages of the children. If you really love tour husband then yes there is a way... please tell me more about your relationship with your husband and some of the techniques you used

2016-04-05 18 year old step son:

Krista    Being his stepmom for 14 years means that you have had a significant impact on his life.  In most areas a person is considered an adult at 18.  Once he leaves for college he is basically on his


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