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Gabrielle Union Shares Advice On Being A Stepmom

In a recent interview with US Weekly, Gabrielle says it’s important for stepmothers to decide on a parenting style and stick to it:

“I recognize that I am lucky. Not everyone has the same situation.

“My advice is just to be fair, reasonable and consistent. If you’re going to be a pushover, be a pushover. If you’re going to be a disciplinarian, be a disciplinarian. But be consistent so that [the kids] can get used to whoever it is that you are.”

 

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The boys make their stepmother proud every day.

“They are dope kids,” Union told Us. “I have a lot of proud moments where I’m, like, in tears. They are smart, they are kind and just all-around amazing kids, and I tell them that.”

The 43-year-old, who calls Wade “the perfect” father, has been open about her struggle to give him one more child.

“So far, it has not happened for us,” Union confessed to Redbook in September 2015. “A lot of my friends deal with this.”

She went on to reflect on what happens to women when they prioritize work. “There’s a certain amount of shame that is placed on women who have perhaps chosen a career over starting a family younger,” she mused. “The penance for being a career woman is barrenness. You feel like you’re wearing a scarlet letter.”

 

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