Integrating a step-parent into a child's life requires a delicate balance.
Ideally, the step-parent will be someone the child can grow to trust and love and rely on. But at the same time, pressuring them to connect with a step-parent can often backfire as it might come off as "replacing" the other parent.
As with all family dynamics, there's no one-size-fits-all prescription for how to navigate these relationships healthily. It generally takes a lot of trial and error and open communication. And sometimes, an outside perspective is exactly what's called for to gauage a situation.
In a popular post on the AITA subreddit, a mom asked if she's wrong for asking her daughter to be more inclusive of her stepdad.
AITA for telling my daughter I don't like how she treats my husband?