Parents have authority.
Stepparents have suggestions.
Just a few words of what it is like to be a stepparent. 🙂
The words and dynamics are quite true. Despite my being an educator and with what some would say is great awareness of my stepchildren, my thoughts and ideas are relegated to the “suggestion box” of life, while it is assumed the biological parents, having participated in conception, hold the some magical understanding of the children and life dynamics.
I am not complaining, simply observing, the life of a stepparent.