Blended Families

Blended Families

by Rae Simons
     
 

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Children growing up in blended families, with stepparents and stepbrothers and stepsisters, face many of the same challenges as children growing up in more traditional families, along with some that are unique to their situation. How do they work out their relationships with the nonbiological members of the family? How do they deal with the children's other family

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Children growing up in blended families, with stepparents and stepbrothers and stepsisters, face many of the same challenges as children growing up in more traditional families, along with some that are unique to their situation. How do they work out their relationships with the nonbiological members of the family? How do they deal with the children's other family members who don't live with them?

The families in this book are challenged by these questions every day. They see difficulties and benefits in their experiences and their stories share many of the things they have learned in their lives.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
One of Simons' two additions to "The Changing Face of Modern Families" series focuses on "combining two families into one"—or blended families. The book is divided into four sections: combining two families into one, being a stepmom, being a stepdad, and being a stepchild. The book doesn't just deliver the facts and statistics about stepfamilies. Rather, it introduces readers to multiple families and shares personal stories so that readers can see just what it means to be a blended family—and how each one of these families is so very different. There are not many pictures or photographs in this book. Instead, there is chunk after chunk of text. Readers may have many good, personal examples of blended families at their fingertips; however, they might be reluctant to pick up a book that looks so daunting to read and is so graphically dull to look at. Instead of multiple color photographs on each page readers see text that may or may not be on top of a colored box and a generic graphic that is used over and over again. Bibliographic references and an index are included. Reviewer: Joella Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422214923
Publisher:
Mason Crest
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Series:
Changing Face of Modern Families Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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