There are plenty of websites out there that give great advice on step-parenting and blended families, and if you are really seeking guidance on this topic, you should probably go to those sites. Just like every kid with autism is different from every other kid with autism, so, too, every blended family is different from every other blended family. So, much of what I learned was specific to our situation, but here are a few of the more universal lessons I picked up along the way:
2. If you put your spouse in the middle, he will choose the kids.
3. American pop culture gives stepparents, and especially stepmothers, a bad rap.