Monday, January 16, 2012

9 Best Movies For Step Families

In movies, stepparents consistently get a bad rap. When it comes to portrayals of step families, families where one or both of the adult partners bring children from a previous relationship into the family, most mainstream movies perpetuate old and tired stereotypes: Stepmom is unstable, if not downright evil, and stepdad is a lecherous psychotic. Movies with positive images of stepparents and their children are hard to find, even in our culture where blended families are very common. Below are nine films with positive portrayals of step family life appropriate for a variety of age groups for your consideration.
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6 comments:

Sally Hardy said...

Hi,

I'm 48 years old and a year ago I remarried. I have two kids and my husband has six kids--together we have 8. Six of those 8 kids are living at home with us (we both have full custody). Our kids ages are: 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23. Pretty scary, right? Needless to say, this year has been HARD! It is getting a little better, but I would love to have some support and advise.
What say ye?

Sonja said...

Hi Sally, your circumstance does sound scary indeed and, I would say, requires a most extraordinary, very mature and courageous couple to have a chance at working.

I am more than happy to be a sounding board for you and to make suggestions where you might feel stuck. Whether I can be of real help to you, or not, only time will tell. Please feel free to use this blog as a platform for your thoughts, questions and debriefing. You may even find that other stepmums out there in Cyberland will identify and enter into the conversation.

I hope that you had a happy Christmas.

Kind regards,
Sonja

My Fairy Stepmother said...

Thanks for this list! There are so many negative depictions of stepmothers in movies that it makes the positive ones hard to find. The same goes for books, which is why I decided to write a children's book where the stepmother is the hero! It's called My Fairy Stepmother, and it's the first fairytale with a good stepmom! You can find it on Amazon or at MyFairyStepmother.com.

Anonymous said...

kids!?! 19, 20, 22,23? aren't they in college? or at least planning to move out? or working? either way I'm sure they're doing their own laundry and cooking if they have to live with their parents!

Anonymous said...

I just bought that book on Amazon I love it so do my step daughters read it for the first time tonight!

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THE MIGHTY SPELL CASTER THAT HELPED ME SOLVED MY URGENT CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP PROBLEM.
I dont know how to really thank Dr. Keke Odin for what he did for me. My Name is Anita Kelly from Los Angeles, i was dating this man who i loved very much for over four years now without any problem in our relationship. so at a point he changed so suddenly after returning from the office and started behaving so strangely. it even got to the extent that he told me it was over and i should never call him again. This was a person that loved me with everything that he had. When i told my friend jenny what happened, she introduced me to a great spell caster called DR KEKE ODIN, the chief priest of all spell caster. At first sight this man told me all my problems that it was his secretary that used a charm on him. Dr KEKE ODIN told me not to worry that he will help me solve the problem. The following day, i was in the house in a sober mood when i first received a message from my boyfriend that he was very sorry and before i dropped the phone, he called me again to say he is on his way home and that he was truly sorry for everything. To my greatest surprise, one week later he engaged me and we got married. All Thanks to KEKE ODIN. You can contact him through the following means

Email: greatkekespelltemple@gmail.com

Mobile Number: +1 386-336-9876

website: http://greatkekespelltemple01.webs.com