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Be a Great Step-Parent: A Teach Yourself Guide
     

Be a Great Step-Parent: A Teach Yourself Guide

by Suzie Hayman
 

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

Overview

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:

  • 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071754804
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
Teach Yourself: Reference Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet 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.

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