Be A Great Step-parentBook - 2010
More than 60 million Teach Yourself products sold worldwide
Make the most out of your blended family
Written by the United Kingdom's number one parenting counselor, Be a Great Step Parent is a practical guide to coping with the many issues you face as part of a blended family and to deriving a positive relationship with new family members. It is full of straightforward and easy-to-follow advice that anyone can act on, with plenty of emotional support in times of need.
With help for children of all ages, moms and dads, it takes a step-by-step approach to the subject, covering everything from the earliest days of a new relationship to the issues raised by a new baby, with practical information on finances and schools, and suggestions for stress-free holidays.
Inside you'll find:
Topics include: Getting together; Early days and introductions; Moving in and living together; Practical issues; Coming together; From partner to stepparent; Emotions; Chores, rules, traditions and discipli≠ Working together; Sharing children with another family; "You can't tell me what to do, you're not my Mom/Dad"; Different parenting styles; Schools; Fighting the myths; Financial issues--finances and child support, names and responsibilities; Grandparents and other family members; Communication and negotiation; Moving on; New babies for both parents; Building cooperation and avoiding conflict; Finances; Legal issues; Names and identity; Looking after yourselves