A Blueprint for Bringing Together Two Families
Living in a stepfamily is challenging. But a household where yours and mine must become ours can become a harmonious family unit. It is possible to build a stepfamily that works for all of its members—an environment where both adults and children can feel safe, loved, and free to grow and learn.
Written to address the particular challenges that stepfamilies typically confront, this latest addition to the bestselling Positive Discipline series helps you understand the process of stepfamily living and empowers you to make the right decisions. Inside, you will find real solutions that can make your new family a cohesive and happy unit. You'll discover how to:
·Resolve responsibility and role issues
·Blend rules and traditions
·Build effective communication between all family members
·Handle discipline and finances
·Develop respect and affection among rival children
·And much more!
"Anchored in today's family realities, the essence of this book is a respectful approach to stepfamily discipline. The scenarios are grittily realistic and the wealth of positive suggestions ring true. Families are always a work in progress so this book is useful for both seasoned and novice parents and stepparents." —Margorie Engel, Ph.D., president, Stepfamily Association of America