step-kid


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step-kid

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-kids come to visit their father and me every other weekend.
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After I phone Lenore to tell her we've decided to stay over, it's just me and the step-kid on the bench at the cop shop.
When it's your own child you can have a row about it and then it's forgotten about, but when it's step-kids it can be more complicated.
It means your house is infested with teenage step-kids staying at home when they should be out learning stuff.
He fined his step-kids if they committed any heinous household crimes,like leaving a wet towel lying around, whileJude never went out with her friends ``because Roy's very insecure''.
You could ask someone else in the family to speak to your step-kids on your behalf but I don't think there's much else you can do, other than letting them know your door is always open and that you'll always be there for them if they decide they want to get in touch.
I'M made painfully aware on a cruelly regular basis by my step-kids that I have absolutely zero credibility 'on the street'.
Lorraine's own mum was brought up by a step-mother who she despised - and Lorraine's always been determined to make things different for her own step-kids.
We have been married for 15 years and have come through some rough times what with our families and step-kids from our previous marriages.
If your step-kids can stay up until 10pm on Saturday at home but you expect them to be in bed by 8pm, go for somewhere in the middle.
There may also be a clash between how your step-kids are brought up and how you intend to raise your own child.
Her second novel is a modern domestic drama complete with ex-wives, step-kids and working mums.