Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

5 HOURS AGO How cute is this? Learn how to make your own here: http://t.co/8IIW1PltxB pic.twitter.com/QLecV7zCD4

6 HOURS AGO Wake up your walls with these daring #DIYS!: http://t.co/UU08YYKa3C pic.twitter.com/r6bev8WylN

7 HOURS AGO Only a few hours until @LittleMix's #BlackMagicVideo! Can we just fast-forward to tomorrow? http://t.co/wGuT5m4ajg pic.twitter.com/jTjBFUSwbI

 

sponsored links

Sad About New Family

 
My dad and new stepmom took me ice skating with them and my stepsister. I thought it would be fun, but it wasn’t. My dad kept holding hands with my stepsister (she’s 8 and a bad skater), and I felt totally left out. I even drank hot chocolate alone, and my stepmom came over and asked what was wrong. I just shrugged. Should I have told her?

Dear Sad About New Family,

Your mixed feelings are understandable, so speak up to your dad and stepmom. Your dad is being a good stepfather, but he might not realize it makes you sad to see him hold another girl’s hand.

A heart-to-heart won’t magically take the pain away, but it will help. And your stepmom is probably already guessing your thoughts. Say, “I’m happy to be part of your family, but I admit I sometimes feel left out.” They might have comforting words for you. Also try, “Dad, I know you’re busy, but it’d mean a lot if you and I went to breakfast Sunday, just us. I like your new family, but I miss you.” E-mailing or calling him might also give you two a chance to talk without involving the extended fam.

SERIOUS STUFF? For serious issues, don’t wait. Visit our HELP! page now.
 
For more on Carol Weston, visit her website: carolweston.com.

BY CAROL WESTON ON 4/2/2010 7:00:00 AM

POSTED IN ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
X
 

Do you have any plans on getting a summer job?





 
 

Win it: Splash into summer with *free* books every day this June!

 

 

So. Many. Reads. To. Win.

GL's Beach Blanket Book Club is back—and we've got over 51 books for you to score this month! CLICK HERE to check 'em out. 

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links