By Raising Children Network
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In this video, step-parents share their experiences. They say building a relationship with your partner’s children takes time. You can build trust by listening, being sensitive and showing them you care. One mum says having a stepmother when she was a child was like having an extra resource. Now she enjoys getting to know her stepchildren and finding ways she can play a special part in their lives.
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  • Last updated or reviewed 12-01-2016
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    This content was produced in collaboration with Stepfamilies Australia.

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