Replacement Kids
July 24, 2013
Replacement Kids

Dear Dr. Laura,

I am a 30 year listener and my wife, four sons, and I are better people because of you.

Almost daily, I hear you struggle to reference the children who are produced when a family attempts to "blend". I had a conversation with a young lady several years ago who was an original daughter of a divorced dad. She referred to her new half-siblings as her dad's "replacement kids". I think the term fits perfectly.

My youngest son asked me recently "What are you going to do if Dr. Laura dies?" I said, "She won't."

Thank you for all the years of wisdom.

Sincerely, your loyal subject


Posted by Staff at 11:52 AM