When Step Kids Lie: Parenting Tips

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  1. Benjamin Boyd

    April 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Being a parent is a hard task. being a step parent even more so. I was raised by a stepfather and there was time we didn’t make it easy on him or anyone really but he hung in there. As the author of the children’s book series The Adventures of Kid Humpty Dumpty (available on amazon and for kindle) I see a lot of families and I love to see the different dynamics of them. What does this have to do with your blog not much I just like to brag. and in no way hope to get a little free advertising out of it 😉

  2. Stephanie Vollowitz Light

    April 30, 2013 at 1:14 am

    I’m a stepmom and it is a tough position. Have to allow some things to slide and pick my battles. Just hope when the kids are grown they appreciate more of the choices I made.

  3. Hannah C

    April 30, 2013 at 2:45 am

    These are wonderful tips! I know being a step-mom can be hard and I often wonder how step-parents deal with their step-kids without making their step-kid feel like you’re trying to replace their biological parents.

  4. tawndam

    May 2, 2013 at 12:30 am

    kids are kids… step-, adopted or birth… They all need rules, boundaries, & most important…, LOVE! Seems to me… you’ve got all bases covered ♥

  5. thegentletruth

    May 3, 2013 at 12:36 am

    great article!

  6. maegan delorme

    May 31, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    great tips, my daughter is only 9 months so shes not lying yet.
    i like the shooting lies in a barrel tip, i will have to remember that

  7. carla c

    June 18, 2013 at 3:02 am

    I’m a step parent and I deal with this a ton. It’s also great to have a supportive spouse because the kids can make you look like a liar as well and it SUCKS.

  8. Christy Denton

    July 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Awesome article! My daughter is 3, and is just ‘learning’ how to lie :/ These are some great tips for dealing with lies! I absolutely love the lies in the barrel. I think if it’s possibly one time use, I am going to save it for pre-teen/ early teen years 😉

  9. Frustrated step mom

    August 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I live with this. I find it extremely difficult to deal with a guilty parent ( my husband) who wishes to be his 8 year old child’s best friend because he is divorced and only gets to see his son 2-3 times a year. I refuse to lower my standards and wish my husband could understand the great effects of positive parenting; discipline and limits are truly a sign of love. Denial and ignoring is not… This will only lead to more disruptive behaviour as his son gets older.