Home > Parenting > Child > Mind 29 July 2010 Can stepmoms be monsters? Trying to blend two families can be like mixing oil and vinegar - while you're working at it, you get a great salad dressing, but if you leave it to itself, it seperates. 2 ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Fairytales like Snow White and Cinderella just go to show that the battle for security and acceptance in a blended family (both as stepchild and stepmom) is as old as the hills. Bio-moms treat step-moms as monsters NEXT ON HEALTH24X A weak grip may signal future health trouble, even in kids 2018-08-28 13:00 More: ChildMind advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 2 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.