How to be a good step-mom?
I'm a new step-mom (well, soon to be) and it's not going very well. I have a 21 year old son and a 2 year old grandson (LOVE....lots of love for that little guy :-) ). Thought I was done raising my own until I met my fiance. He has an 8 year old daughter. One thing I find hard is....SHE is a girl. I raised a boy...don't know what to do with a girl...lol. Two, I came into her life 2 years ago (she was 6) and she had lost her real mom when she was only 3. So, what in the world do I do? She's not a bad kid...but, we sure do buck heads alot. I catch myself being strickter with her than I was with my son because she doesn't listen very well. My son was such a good kid until he was about 14 (when girls started coming into the picture). He got really mouthy and disrespectful. Anyway, I'm lost when it comes to her. Any advice about being a step-mom. HELP !!