We Need a New Term for Childless Stepparents

definitions
The names we give things are important. The words we use have a profound effect on our understanding.

Many stepparents take issue with the terms stepmom, stepdad, and stepparent because step- implies being stepped on, stepped over, “less than.” I take issue for a different reason. It’s the words mom and dad and parent in there that give me pause.

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