I have spent a long time watching this forum and reading the posts. I am also a step-parent and have been for 13 years and I have been a PARENT for 17 years. I have a few things to say…
To the “Biological Parents” you are not the "perfect parent! Unless your children are being seriously abused, GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE and allow the other parent and step-parent to BE PARENTS!!! They don’t need your every stipulation and direction to be accomplished parents.
To the Step-Parents, as long as you try DON’T EVER LOOK DOWN ON YOURSELF! You are a PARENT and BEST FRIEND when these kids have 2 parents who can’t stop thinking of THEMSELVES long enough to see the damage they’re doing. YOU ARE THE WALL AND ROCK of Stability for these kids. BE THERE FOR THEM!!
To the parents who use their kids as pawns for money, revenge and spite. Your kids are NOT a requirement in life, they are a gift and just as quickly as God gave them to you, he can take them from you!!! They are not a commodity or your bank roll!!!
At one point you thought the other parent was a good one, otherwise you wouldn’t have had children with them. Why has it changed just because your marriage is over??? GET A GRIP
To those who just don’t deserve to have their children, just remember, eventually your day will come!
What ever comments I recieve from this post, I gladly and proudly except them. Because if I can stop at least 1 parent from causing damage to their kids, then I at least accomplished something worthwhile!!!
Trust me, I know the damage that can be done, we buried my step-children last week from a joint suicide, they left a note as to why they did it…