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22 Nov 2005

Will he be a good stepdad???
I'm devorced. My son is now 5 yrs old. I met a really nice guy. And he's really good with my son. But he had a traumatic childhood - a really bad stepmom. She spanked him for every thing he did, and with anything she could lay her hands on. She also locked him up if he was naughty (I mean just a kid being naughty). Do you think he'll go the same path with my son? Like I said, he's treating him really well at the moment.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

OK, so he had a miserable cvhildhood. That doesn't predict what sort of parent he will be --- he could imiate his horrible stepmom, of course, but he may well have concluded that this sort of thing must never happen again, and be determined to be a superb step-dad.
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