17 Quotes About Being a Step Parent

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There are many qualities needed to become a successful step parent. From providing the love and support to help your step child grow in a healthy environment, some words of wisdom never hurt either. Here are some great quotes about being a step parent that captures the essence of contributing to their his/her success.

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

“Every day, my daddy told me the same thing. ‘Once a task is just begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.'”

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

“I believe in astrology as much as I do in genetics.”

“I didn’t understand key signatures or anything, you know. I’d say silly things at the top of a trumpet part like, ‘Note, when you play B naturals, make the B naturals a half step lower because they sound funny if they’re B naturals.’ And some guy said: ‘Idiot, just put a flat on the third line and it’s a key signature, you know?'”

“I got in the school band and the school choir. It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out. I played percussion for a while, and stayed after school forever just tinkering around with different things, the clarinets and the violins.”

“I tell my kids and I tell proteges, always have humility when you create and grace when you succeed, because it’s not about you. You are a terminal for a higher power. As soon as you accept that, you can do it forever.”

“I was raised in Chicago and I guess that was one of the special breeding grounds for gangsters of all colors. That was the Detroit of the gangster world. The car industry was thugs.”

“It’s amazing how much trouble you can get in when you don’t have anything else to do.”

“I’ve never been bored in my life, man. I’ve never been bored or lonely. Are you kidding? No way! I’m an orchestrator, a musician, a producer. I love everything. I’ve studied languages from Farsi to Greek to French, Swedish, Russian… How can you get bored?”

“Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I’m most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me.”

“No one tells you just how much the ex can affect your relationship and the new family by what he or she does or doesn’t do.”

“Playing the game, and unfortunately, playing the gangster game is very profitable. ”

“Seattle is like a global gumbo, a melting pot with all kinds of people – the rich, the poor, white people, some Chinese, Filipino, Jewish and black people – they’re all here.”

“Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.”

“You make your mistakes to learn how to get to the good stuff.”

Understanding where you stand as a step parent in the eyes of your step child is one way to build a bridge.