Deconstructing the Myth of the Wicked Stepparent

  title={Deconstructing the Myth of the Wicked Stepparent},
  author={Stephen Claxton-Oldfield},
  journal={Marriage \& Family Review},
  pages={51 - 58}
SUMMARY This article examines the myth of the wicked stepparent; a myth which continues to exist even though there is very little substance in it. For the most part, it appears that the myth of stepparental wickedness has its origins in baseless folklore and continues to be perpetuated in popular literature and contemporary Hollywood movies. It seems likely that such negative portrayals of stepparents would influence how members of society view them. Although there are some bad stepparents in… 
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