Be a Great Step-Parent
|Series:||Teach Yourself (McGraw-Hill)|
More than 60 million Teach Yourself products sold worldwideMake 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: One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience A practical rather than emotional approach to step-parenting, so it is easy to use and accessible 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 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
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.