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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cultivating Characters: The Step-Parents

Words from the CLab: Teenage interaction with non-biological parents can be an interesting topic to write about. Coming of age stories, like these, are often geared towards the growth in teenage adolescence. For those wishing to create angst between a teenage character and their non-biological parent, whether it be guardian or step parent, the first key is in understanding the dynamics of entering a new family household.

Tanya Klein - Parenting teenage children in intact families can be trying. But children and teenagers of divorced families have experienced the upset of having people they trust let them down. They may not be keen to embrace a step parent the way one of their parents expects them to.

Read more at Suite101: Dealing with Teenage Step Children

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