Step-families are becoming one of the most common family forms in the United States. When step-families are formed, many new relationships are created and you might become an instant grandparent with step-grandchildren. You might have both grandchildren and step-grandchildren in the same family. Grandparenting can offer some challenges, uncertainties, conflicts and rewards that exist in other relationships within a step-family.
It’s important to understand the differences between step-families and biological families. Understanding the differences might help you in your new role as a step-grandparent.