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Things Not To Say To:

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Expectant Mom
Grandchild That Has Lost A Grandparent
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Stepfather and Stepchild
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Things A Stepfather Should Not Say To A Stepchild

A stepchild has feelings and are just as concerned about relationships with a stepfather as the stepfather is. But there are words and comments that should be left unsaid.

Listed below are comments a stepfather should not make to a stepchild.

  • "I will not take the place of your father, nor do I care too."
  • "Your father had different values than I do. So, you will adhere to my values."
  • "Your father wasn't that intelligent. You will listen to me from now own."
  • "I am the one taking care of your mother. Something your father never did."
  • "You can tell your father that I am the man of my house, and he has no say so over what I tell you."
  • "If your father was a good man, your mother wouldn't have divorced him."
  • "Do not mention your father in my house."
  • "Your mother and I will always be together. Get use to it."
  • "You should have learned that from your father, now I have to teach you."
  • "Stop pitting your mother against me, it won't work."
  • "This is your life now. Suck it up."
  • "I can't believe the things that come out of your mouth. You must have gotten them from your father."
  • "Stop acting like a little girl and become a man."

Words can be very hurtful. What you say can have a lasting affect on children of any age.


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