Step-parenting with purpose

Karalee Katsambanis - Parenting Expert & Author of ‘Step Parenting With Purpose’ Karalee Katsambanis - Parenting Expert & Author of ‘Step Parenting With Purpose’

Karalee Katsambanis spoke to the program about her new book ‘Step-Parenting with Purpose’ ahead of National Stepfamilies Day which is coming up on July 26.

2 Comments on Step-parenting with purpose

  1. Shaun Ahmed // July 29, 2020 at 10:29 am // Reply

    I’ll tell you what role step-parents play.
    By stealing the care-taking parent’s heart, which is perfectly fair enough, they often steal the children’s heart too.
    In the case of deposed fathers it is often initiated with Australis notorious intervention order system, where any momentary protest of initial displacement turns into years of legally enforced parental alienation.
    In the rare case of deposed mothers, the child may go as far as to be swayed by the newer mothers good looks. Yes, children are more superficial than adults.
    Note : Family law only listens to the children’s “wishes” after the age of nine, and after all the step-parent is the one etched in their memories as the new parent that made their care-taking parent happy.
    Only in cases of care-taking parents Actively encouraging visitation is this cycle broken. This usually happens only in case where the care-taking parent has something to gain. IRONICALLY, the most common reason is that the Step-parent shows a lack of interest in the step-parent role!!
    The alienated parent loses the lion’s share of property to the care-taking parent for the sake of the children, and is left to pay anything up to say $500 PER WEEK in child support for kids he (or she) never sees nor hears from.

  2. Shaun ahmed // July 29, 2020 at 11:02 am // Reply

    Heres one point of view.
    By winning the care-taking parent’s heart, which is perfectly fair enough, they often win the children’s heart too.
    In the case of deposed fathers it is often initiated with intervention orders, where any momentary protest of initial displacement turns into years of legally enforced parental displacement.
    In the rare case of deposed mothers, the child may go as far as to be swayed by the newer mothers good looks. Yes, children are more superficial than adults.
    Note : Family law listens only to the children’s “wishes” after the age of nine, and after all the step-parent is the one etched in their memories as the new parent that made their care-taking parent happy.
    Only in cases of care-taking parents Actively encouraging visitation is this cycle broken. This usually happens only in the case where the care-taking parent has something to gain. Ironically the most common reason is that the Step-parent shows a lack of interest in the step-parent role.
    The deposed parent loses the lion’s share of property to the care-taking parent for the sake of the children, and is left to pay sometimes a quarter of their wages in child support for kids he (or she) never sees.

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