step-child

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step-child

A child of a step-parent who assumed the parental role through marriage to one of the child's original (usually biological) parents. Most commonly, the step-parent is the second spouse of one of the child's biological parents. My step-children come to visit their father and me every other weekend.
References in classic literature ?
"There is a child which she had by another husband-- not this one but another one--so it is a stepchild, and they do not count in full measure."
If the relationship with a stepchild has lasted longer than seven to 10 years, the stepchild is as likely to be included in a will as a genetic child.
SARAH, PORT TALBOT, SOUTH WALES Dear Sarah, A stepchild will only have respect for their step-parents if their parents demand it.
A stepchild herself, and now a stepmother, she couldn't be in a better position to meet other families and discuss their experiences of becoming a stepchild, stepsibling or step-parent.
Add into the mix the fact that she's a stepchild herself, plus the added complication that her eldest stepson George is just 12 years her junior, and you soon shake off the model stereotype to realise she might actually know what she's talking about here.
Will the fact that she was a stepchild herself help Danielle and can she become a model stepmum?
A stepchild is the child of one spouse but not the other.
Malone-Hawkins, herself a stepchild and a stepmother.
In Thurman's unpublished autobiographical portrait entitled "Notes on a Stepchild" (1929), he would report how "Mencken had caused [him] to become a confirmed Nietzschean." Yet as W.
In "Notes on a Stepchild," Thurman depicts himself as a precocious, introspective child whose early sense of isolation was further exacerbated by frequent illnesses and a dark complexion.
Granted it's tough on a stepparent who finds themselves rejected by a stepchild. But it doesn't take long for a child to work out that someone their mummy loves is OK for them too - as long as the stepparent truly is OK with them and is sincere and honest about it.