"For all the kids who wonder how the jigsaw puzzle pieces of their newly combined family will ever fit together," MacGregor has created another warm and understanding resource for children of divorce. Jigsaw Puzzle Family helps kids realize they're not alone -- many other kids are dealing with a new stepparent, new stepbrothe... read more
What can we do when our 'blended' families just won't blend? One of Auckland's most experienced and respected Auckland family therapists, Jan Rodwell, has examined this and other key questions on 'new', 'reconstituted' or 'repartnered' families.
From her work and her personal experience, Rodwell understands the challeng... read more
Statistics tell us 60% of blended families don't survive. The pressures of stepchildren, ex partners and different parenting styles combine to fuel this high divorce rate. If you're feeling frustrated with blended family challenges and need some clear direction, help is here!
In this up to date guide, Adele Cornis... read more
Practical, realistic, and upbeat advice--from sharing a bathroom to initiating conversations--for people who "inherit" children along with a new spouse. The success or failure of a stepparent to bond with stepchildren can make or break a new marriage. But this book has a refreshing message--it is possible to achieve longl... read more
In a society where 1 in 4 marriages now end in divorce, the traditional model of the nuclear family unit has radically changed. A startling 1 in 10 families in the UK (the statistics are double this in the US) grow up as part of a step family. Yet this phenomenon is still hopelessly unchartered territory, where the image of t... read more
An essential handbook for any step-parent or anyone considering joining the ranks of the fastest-growing family group in Australia. This is one of the toughest journeys anyone could ever undertake and the reality is so much more difficult than anyone could imagine. If step-parents replace wishful thinking with sound practical... read more
One in three people in the UK is part of a stepfamily. Remarriages now make up 38% of weddings and many of these marriages involve children from previous relationships on both sides. It's an unfortunate statistic that 70% of blended families break up within the first three years.
Seven years ago Jo Danks was in that ver... read more