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When teens have numerous people and activities that raise them up, they are quicker to recognize a relationship that may not be working as well as it should.Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! As a Stepdad of 12 or 13 years (depending on when you want to say it started) I feel like I'm an expert in step family relationships (that's sarcasm...).I HAVE been told that from my biological daughter once when she was 7 or 8.I knew she didn't mean it and she was probably more hurt by saying it than I was. The point is that there are a lot of things kids do that are challenging to deal with and the step aspect of a relationship is just 1 factor in millions (thousands?If things aren't what you need them to be, you work on it or just go your separate ways when dating.But that isn't any different than any other thing you deal with when evaluating a relationship.But wherever teens fall on this spectrum, parenting can feel like a constant calibration of limits and freedom.You’ve started the good work of setting clear limits around what your daughter and her boyfriend are permitted to do in your home.
Finally, while your daughter is enjoying a developmentally typical aspect of adolescence, you’ll also want to make sure she has lots of other people and activities that make her feel good.While your daughter is, predictably, aghast when you show your face in the same room as her and her boyfriend, it would feel even stranger to her if you granted her free rein.Teens expect and count on parents to set limits on their behavior.Still others stay happily out of the water for some time.All of this is well within the bounds of typical adolescent development.
This may mean setting limits around how much time she spends with her boyfriend.