Stepparents ask your stepkids to tell you about their prior family. Pictures and videos from the past represent how life was and usually capture “the best of times.” It is a foolish stepparent who tries to erase that history; that implies the kids are a mistake. A wise stepparent asks the kids to tell the stories behind the pictures. Honoring their family story celebrates their worth and their value. Look at it from their perspective. When you embrace their past, you embrace them.