- Ten times more likely to be sexually abused by a stepparent than by a parent.
- Three times as likely to be expelled from school or to get pregnant as teenagers than children from an intact home with married parents.
- Five times more apt to live in poverty and 22 times more likely to be incarcerated.
Research also indicates cohabiting adults have greater difficulty establishing moral guidelines for their children especially when they reach dating age.
I should point out I’m only a veteran stepdad and am not a certified counselor or therapist.
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