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Be a Great Step-Parent: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself)
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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 youll 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 discipline; Working together; Sharing children with another family; "You cant 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
Inexpensive guides to solving everyday issues and understanding complex subjects
About the Author
Suzie Hayman is well known for her work as a Relate-trained counsellor and agony aunt on television and in a variety of different papers and magazines. She is the author of over 24 books and gives advice to hundreds of people through her website www.agony-aunt.com.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION/PART ONE – Getting Together/Early days and introductions/Moving in and living together/Practical issues/PART TWO – Coming Together/From partner to stepparent/Emotions/Chores, rules, traditions and discipline/PART THREE – Working Together/Sharing children with another family/"You cant tell me what to do, you're not my Mom/Dad"/Different parenting styles/Schools – choices, contact./Fighting the myths/Financial issues – finances and child support, names and responsibilities/Grandparents and other family members/Communication and negotiation/PART FOUR – Moving on/New babies for both parents/Building cooperation and avoiding conflict/Finances/Legal issues/Names and Identity/Looking after yourselves/APPENDIX/Further Help – organisations providing help and recommended reading list.
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