Ex-Etiquette for Holidays and Other Family Celebrations [NOOK Book]

Overview

Through realistic and trusted advice, this innovative new guide brings the celebration back to the holidays for blended families. Answering a myriad of questions unique to blended families, this comprehensive resource offers suggestions on how to determine who hosts milestone birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, and Quinceaneras; coordinate who attends sporting events and concerts; and how to respectfully attend a former relative’s funeral. A resource guide listing websites and books completes this new manners...

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Ex-Etiquette for Holidays and Other Family Celebrations

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Overview

Through realistic and trusted advice, this innovative new guide brings the celebration back to the holidays for blended families. Answering a myriad of questions unique to blended families, this comprehensive resource offers suggestions on how to determine who hosts milestone birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, and Quinceaneras; coordinate who attends sporting events and concerts; and how to respectfully attend a former relative’s funeral. A resource guide listing websites and books completes this new manners manual, which guides blended families from the first recitals and holidays apart to sporting events and graduations with fewer arguments and more respect.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Full of excellent, practical advice, this is recommended for all public libraries."  —Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569764305
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,265,149
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jann Blackstone-Ford is a certified divorce and stepfamily mediator and has contributed to The Christian Science Monitor, Redbook, and Working Mother. She is the founder and director of Bonus Families, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the peaceful coexistence between separated or divorced parents and their new families. She is the coauthor of Ex-Etiquette for Parents and Ex-Etiquette for Weddings and the author of The Custody Solution Sourcebook, Midlife Motherhood, and My Parents Are Divorced, Too. Sharyl Jupe is a regular columnist for the Bonus Families website and the coauthor of Ex-Etiquette for Parents and Ex-Etiquette for Weddings. Together they raise two children they share through marriage.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     iv
Introduction     v
Laying the Groundwork for Family Gatherings     1
Ex-Etiquette for Holidays     21
Ex-Etiquette for New Arrivals, Birthdays, and Other Milestone Events     49
Ex-Etiquette for School Events and Extracurricular Activities     91
Ex-Etiquette at Times of Loss and Grieving     107
Resources     121
Index     127
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