Stepfamily Systems Co-Parenting Center with Tricia Powe 

Personalized stepfamily solutions and co-parenting stabilization support TM

Featured Author: Averie, age 7.  Permission to print by her mom. 

                                                My Bonus Dad

I love my Dad. My real dad. He is funny, nice and plays ball with me. I like that.
I don't get to see him that much because he lives really, really far. I don't like that.
Good thing I have my step dad, and he helps me to feel loved when I am missing my real dad. My step dad is nice too, because he does all the same stuff my real dad does! He is my Bonus Dad. 

Bonus means extra and I get a lot of extra love with an extra dad, and I love him, too. I am luck, because my Bonus Dad came with a whole Bonus Family. There is lots of love and people to love in my house now.

If I could give kids like me some advice about step families, I would say: Try to remember you're always loved wherever you go. It doesn't matter where you are or who you're with. Your read dad, your real mom, or step dad or mom's love will always find you and make you feel special - Because all kids and all families are special (my mom told me that).

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