Do you have a strong willed stepchild?

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Do you have a strong willed stepchild?
Tue, 07-16-2013 - 3:12pm

Parenting a child that has a strong personality is tough as it is, and would be even harder when you are a step-parent.  The Huffington Post has an article that contains some great advice: 

This is not to say these kids aren't loving. They are. In fact, they're usually quite sensitive and charming, yet they're often mislabeled as being "bad." They're not bad, they're just wired differently and feel the need to be in control of themselves and their environment at all times. They believe they know what's best for themselves, even at a very young age.

If you're a highly sensitive person, the energy of a strong-willed child can rob you of your peace of mind, so if you're having a difficult time being around your strong-willed stepchild, here are some tips on how to protect your sense of well-being

What did you think of their advice, can you incorporate any of it into your life?  Do you have any of your own tips to share?