31 Quotes About Step Parents

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Being a step parent is no easy feat. For many, there are transitional phases and adjustments that will have to be made. These quotes about step parents serve as the perfect example and encouragement you need during times of difficulty.

“A step parent is a truly amazing person. They made a choice to love another’s child as their own.”

“A step parent is so much more than just a parent; they made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.”

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a step dad.”

“Compared to other parents, remarried parents seem more desirous of their child’s approval, more alert to the child’s emotional state, and more sensitive in their parent-child relations.”

“Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.”

“Find a way to let go of the things that ended your previous marriage. The quicker you can find a way to work with the other parent, the happier everyone will be.”

“For better or worse, stepparenting is self-conscious parenting. You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

“I am really thankful for my step dad, for taking on this father role.”

“I find it cute how my real dad calls and tries to help me out but my step dad will always be one and only father.”

“I have more respect for my step dad then I do for my actual biological father.”

“I never got to choose you, you just became my dad. So I’m grateful to my mother for the great taste that she had.”

“If you are a stepparent, rush right out and get yourself a dog. Because it’s very nice to have someone in the house that loves you.”

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”

“I’m so lucky to have a stepfather like you. Without you in my life, I don’t know what I’d do.”

“Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.”

“It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table…”

“Most important is the recognition that stepparenting is different from primary parenting.”

“My step father is a good person to have in my life. Man of God, keeps me going, for that… I am too blessed.”

“My Stepdad may not have given me life, but he sure has made my life better.”

“One of the most important lessons our children have learned from our divorces is that some things in life can come to an end, but that’s OK because something new is manifested.”

“Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a childs life experience.”

“Stepparenting is like working at a late-night convenience store…all of the responsibility and none of the authority.”

“Stepparents can be awesome. Because their love is a choice.”

“Thank you my dear stepfather for showing that you care. A love like yours is beyond compare.”

“The new-come stepmother hates the children born to a first wife.”

“The reality is, no matter how prepared you are, no matter how many books you read or how many experts you consult, there is no magic to this.”

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues… are created, strengthened and maintained.”

“When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your step-child instead. You’ll never fail with best interest at heart.”

“When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.”

“You have to take things slowly. Just because you love someone doesn’t mean that you’re going to automatically love their children.”

“You may not be my biological father, but you’re the one that I’m proud to call daddy. Thank you for being the best daddy in the world.”

Being a step parent is no easy job. From entering into an environment of a broken family, you may find yourself left with picking up the pieces to stitch a new family together.

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