Whether it’s feeling like a social outcast in junior high or not fitting in at church, nobody likes to be an outsider. Stepparents start their blended family journey as outsiders. They have to find belonging and acceptance. Say you’re going to play softball, but the stepparent isn’t very athletic. They’re going to look foolish and feel like they don’t belong. Instead choose an activity they can do well with the kids. Shift the outsider in because they need to connect and build memories.