In a first step-parent, you must open the parental responsibilities. Of course, your partner has more experience than you, and, especially, what they expect you to be with yourself. You should know in advance where the line for you and your partner. Sit down with him to discuss what you and the kids to entry is expected. Depending on the age of your new spouse, you may have more hands on parental responsibility, or you can have more than one friend and mentor work. It depends on the expectations of parents and the child’s needs.
Second, you must be prepared to face the other birth parent. If the mother or father is in the picture, you can expect that this is not your responsibility. If you care for a child, they may not feel comfortable with you to deliver a particular activity or they can wait until you are acting in the quality of care for people in a similar treatment. Even if you are an older teenager or adolescent several subjects including sexuality, religion or culture, can feel the other parent is not the place to discuss. You and your spouse need to talk with other biological parents, if possible, to avoid friction.
You should also note that in the first months of its position as a step parent can be a rebellion, confusion and anger on the faces of their children step. This is normal. Try not to get their act in the heart because they are more likely to feel abandoned. If a son-together with other parents treason if they like you or your spouse is difficult, if not confronted. This is a moment of confusion and the best way to understand is to strengthen your relationship. Find ways to work with them to let their interest to join live show.
Finally, note that your situation has changed and continue to evolve. As a mother gave birth to a child relationships you can change almost every day. Children grow and learn who they are, so take the challenges of the day. Your relationship with your partner will grow and change the way you interact with your stepchildren. Do not put pressure on your relationship, but the connection with your stepchildren grows only will increase the feelings of your partner. If you are serious long-term problems may suffer or family counseling centers try to help enable growth.