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Stepchildren and biological children’s rivalry in second marriage

Stepchildren and biological children’s rivalry in second marriage

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Stepchildren and biological children will always be rivals for their parents' attention and love. Adults should try to understand what kids in a new stepfamily are going through and attempt to be fair but firm. It takes a while for bonding to take place between new stepsiblings. Emotional Issues in Stepfamilies While there is always some form of sibling rivalry in a biological, nuclear family, the dynamics of a stepfamily and the corresponding rivalries among children, are much more complicated. Most siblings come to the table a little bit shell-shocked because stepfamilies are the result of a loss, such as: Divorce Death of a parent End of a parent's long-term relationship with a live-in partner All of these losses have an enormous impact on both adults and children, and...