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Session 114: Things to Consider as a Stepparent

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Shelly Ware, LMFT to dig into life as a stepparent. Shelly and I chatted about some of the common challenges that may come up when dating someone with children, some common misconceptions about stepfamilies, how to engage with the kids, and she shared her favorite resources about stepfamilies.

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