Gain for Adults, Loss for Kids
What do you do when family relationships compete?
Usually we think of family members as standing up for each other but sometimes we don’t. Like when siblings rival for their parent’s attention and favor. In stepfamilies there’s a natural temptation to compete. Stepchildren want time with their biological parent. Stepsiblings who live with mom want lots of exclusive time with dad when they are at his house for the weekend. The secret to navigating this competition is to let go of your selfishness and consider the needs of others before your own.