Parents not home step
Children are feeling their way through how much control they have, and they will try to play both parents off each other." Don't take this as a sign that your stepchildren will hate you forever or that you'll never be happy together as a family. "The biological parent has the final say, but the stepparent still can have input. This not only builds essential skills and makes your kids better people, research shows over the long haul it makes them happier.