Stepchild relationship tips

Meg Newman, MS, Marriage and Family Therapist, shares advice for step-parents on how to have the best relationship possible with your step-child
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My tips for connecting and having the best relationship possible with my step-child are really taking the time to spend with her to get to know her. Get to know her likes and dislikes. Spend special time with her, away from the family and away from my own child, so that I make her really feel important. She is able to tell me the things that are going on in her life. I talk with her on a daily basis, her social life, what's going on in school. I am able to take extra time to be with her. I also get to participate in her activities. I take her to soccer and softball. I play with her outside, and I get to participate in volunteering as a team mom, doing things of that nature; so that I can stay connected and really make her feel important.

Meg Newman, MS, Marriage and Family Therapist, shares advice for step-parents on how to have the best relationship possible with your step-child

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Meg Newman, MS, LMFT

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Meg Newman is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Venice and Tarzana CA. Meg is also a mother and stepmom. Meg has worked as a therapist with children and teens focusing on a variety of issues concerning anxiety, eating disorders, body image, substance abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. Meg is native to Los Angeles and loves spending time with family, as well as snowboarding as often as possible.

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