Getting Used to Stepparents
Who is this person to me?
a new adult in your life and your home can be really tough. You'll
probably have lots of questions, like what should you call this
person? You already have a dad or mom. In some families, they
use the stepdad's first name. Other families come up with different
What about rules?
Are you supposed to do what your
stepmom or stepdad says even though she isn't really your mom
or dad? Well, you do have to listen when a stepparent makes a
Stepmoms and stepdads are adults who - just like your parents
- are looking out for you. They're trying to take care of you
and do what's best. So it's important to respect what they say.
You need to give them the same respect that you would give any
other adult who is responsible for you. Each day you go to school
and follow directions from teachers and other adults, so you already
know how to do that.
Living With Stepparents
Not Getting Along