Hey everyone, How was your Christmas being a stepparent?What kind of gifts did you get from your stp.kids or did you get any at all? My stepkids dad did not help them with there gift giving. They are teenagers and they don't want any help,of course. I'm glad they picked out my gift because it let's me know what they think of me, to some extent. I receive from them 2 louffa sponges in the shapes of a gingerbread man and a snowman and a tiny bottle of lotion. I ought to be glad I got anything really. If I would not have asked them to get their dad something special besides a giftcard they would not have gotten him a gift card, no thought into it. He does so much for them, you would think they would just want to get him something special .Kids can be so selfish. They probably don't even realize it. Iwould also like to be appreciated a little more too. Guess I'm being a bit selfish myself, huh? Of course, I appreciated my gifts and did not expect anything more. What do you all think about Chirstmas presents and stepparents? Should the bio parent help the kids and give advise if they are teenagers or older?