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Published January 28, 2011, 12:00 AM

Stepfathers must learn to tread lightly with kids

I recently met with a young married man whose wife had left him. The core of their dispute was his overzealous, strict and occasionally harsh discipline of his 5-year-old stepdaughter. This fell well short of “abuse,” but in his wife’s mind, what he was doing was extreme. He felt too sure of himself and what he was trying to do that it finally resulted in a painful separation.

By: Val Farmer, INFORUM

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