Stepparent-stepchild relationships do take “one step backward” if you’ve had little time together through the school year. The extended summer visitation can be a little intimidating. So, take a deep breath and start with what you have. Be sure to listen to their pace. If they pursue time with you, then give it. If they keep their distance and need time to warm up you need to honor that. Find simple ways of connecting, but don’t force yourself on them. With time the summer fun can begin.