85. Are the Meltdowns Keeping You From Loving Your Step-Children
If you had to write your own definition of parenting, what would you write?
The actual definition from Webster's dictionary reads:
the raising of a child by its parents.
2 : the act or process of becoming a parent.
3 : taking care of someone in the manner of a parent.
Now with that as your basis, what would your definition be if your child was NOT stuck in the meltdown cycle?
Don’t lose that thought. We’ll come back to it at the end.
For now, I want to talk about the challenging aspect of parenting a kid that may not be 100% biologically your child.
Many parents have shared with me that they feel they are at a disadvantage in this case,
Because they never developed parenting instincts.
Therefore, they are missing that connection with their step/adopted child.
Let me bust that myth right away to say parenthood is not always natural.
There is no biological advantage in terms of parenting skills when you have your child vs adopting one (metaphorically and literally).
Anyone can learn how to be an incredible parent.
Listen to today's episode to learn more.
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