Why Step Moms Should Have a Say in Decision Making
OCTOBER 5, 2012
by Mary Beth Sammons
Mallary M. is sick and tired of step-parents getting a bad rap. A step-mom herself, this Circle of Moms member feels that step-parents are uniquely qualified to play a significant role in blended family decision making. “Half the time it’s the step-parent who is the only one who can look past the issues and fighting going on between the biological parents and actually see what is best for the child,” she says.
Here, Mallary and other Circle of Moms members share five reasons why step-moms have a key role to play in family decision making — and why everyone wins when they participate fully. (For another perspective, see 3 Parenting Situations Off Limits to…
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