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clairetaylor Sun 08-May-05 18:03:07

Can anyone provide any tips on the first meeting of a [potential] step child? She's only a baby but I want to make sure that i'm as prepared as possible. I'm very aware that I could be her step mother in time and as I have no children of my own I don't really know what to expect or how i'll feel ...

marne Sun 08-May-05 18:11:11

How old is she? just relax and be yourself, im sure you will be fine. I have 3 step kids, i can remember the first time i met them, it wasnt as bad as i thought it would be. At least shes only a baby so you wont get all the questions.

clairetaylor Sun 08-May-05 18:16:35

She's 8 months old - I know its daft I'm just really nervous that she won't respond to me or that I'll get too attached early on or something. We're also wondering where to meet - I think neutral territory would be easiest for me, but I'm not sure that that should be the priority ...

marne Sun 08-May-05 18:28:31

Maybe you could take her out somewhere, thats what we did. My sd got attached to me after seeing her a few times but she was 3 years old. Im sure you will be fine once you meet her. Im got attached to them and now i think of them and treat them as my own.

clairetaylor Sun 08-May-05 18:36:02

Thanks for the advice ... I think we will go out somewhere. I'm just realising that this is just the beginning ... Do your step kids all live with you?

marne Sun 08-May-05 18:42:21

No, they dont live far away, they come over at the weekend. Wish they did live with us as there mother is doing a bad job at bringing them up (SORY, REALY HATE HER), hope evrything goes well, im sure it will.

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