The lonely life of a wicked stepmother: His children hate you – and he takes their side


Piggy in the middle: Stepmums can find themselves playing referee in so many new and sensitive family relationships

Piggy in the middle: Stepmums can find themselves playing referee in so many new and sensitive family relationships

Difficult bond: Children may resent their step parent (posed by model)

Difficult bond: Children may resent their step parent (posed by model)

Fairytales have a lot to answer for: We grow up with images and stories of stepmums being wicked

Fairytales have a lot to answer for: We grow up with images and stories of stepmums being wicked

HOW TO COPE WHEN IT ALL GETS TOO MUCH