Troubles Warming Up To Stepfather Q: After years of being a single parent, I recently married a wonderful man. He’s kind but firm with my three children and plans to adopt them. But my preschool-age son has had a hard time warming up to his new stepfather. Help! Jim: Having struggled as a young stepson myself,PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!