How To Screw Up Your Kids [NOOK Book]

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How To Screw Up Your Kids: Blended Families, Blendered Style

Winner, USA Best Books, Parenting: Divorce

Winner, 2012 Houston Writers Guild Narrative Nonfiction Manuscript Contest

Married couples with children divorce 40% of the time. In less than three years after that ...
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How To Screw Up Your Kids

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Overview

How To Screw Up Your Kids: Blended Families, Blendered Style

Winner, USA Best Books, Parenting: Divorce

Winner, 2012 Houston Writers Guild Narrative Nonfiction Manuscript Contest

Married couples with children divorce 40% of the time. In less than three years after that divorce, chances are both mom and dad are remarried, and probably each to someone who has kids of their own. The single most explosive and divisive issue in those marriages? Stepparenting.
Wouldn't it be nice if we all lived in a bubble gum and sugar plum world where, without a ripple on Lake Placid, kids embraced stepparents and appreciated their contributions? Where stepsiblings didn't compete for attention and argue over favorites and fairness? Well, we don't.

So what we need when stepparenting is a good plan. A plan for blending, or blendering if you will, the disparate stepchildren and their parents into a chunky smoothie of stepfamily goodness. How To Screw Up Your Kids helps the parents everyone predicts will fail prove all the naysayers wrong. Through the use of practical human relations principles and the author's achingly honest and often hilarious stories, readers will learn to envision and instill a unique set of family values and culture into their new household, and by God, have fun doing it.

Companion book to How to Screw Up Your Marriage.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014488556
  • Publisher: SkipJack Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 429,992
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Pamela Fagan Hutchins writes award-winning and bestselling romantic mysteries and hilarious nonfiction, and moonlights as a workplace investigator and employment attorney. She is passionate about great writing, smart authorpreneurship, and her two household hunks, husband Eric and one-eyed Boston terrier Petey. She also leaps medium-tall buildings in a single bound, if she gets a good running start.

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich for fiction or Erma Bombeck for nonfiction, you're going to love Pamela.

2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist (Winner TBA July 21, 2014)
2013 USA Best Books Business: Writing & Publishing Contest
2012 Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story Contest
2012 USA Best Books Parenting/Divorce
2011 Houston Writers Guild Novel Contest
2010 Writers League of Texas Romance Contest

Visit her website , or follow her on Twitter (@PamelotH) or Facebook
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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    Loved it loved it loved it. This is not just someones ode to the

    Loved it loved it loved it. This is not just someones ode to their lovable pooch. It is a collection of stories about animals, ghosts, bugs... think creatures. It is funny, creative, touching and moves so fast you want it to be twice as long when you reach the end.
    One other interesting thing about this book is that the author weaves in a couple of fiction excerpts from yet to be published books. Might sound a little weird, the way I describe it, but it works, and it great. You will not regret the purchase.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    I am from a blended family, sometimes it can be hard, this book

    I am from a blended family, sometimes it can be hard, this book really helped me deal with some of the issues that come with it, and I must say, I will never let my daughter bake a cake without supervision again. XD

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    As a grandmother of a blended family I really enjoyed all of the

    As a grandmother of a blended family I really enjoyed all of the funny stories. It is so neat to read how two strong parents have worked, planned, and then were able to blend for avery happy family unit.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    I love all of these highlarious stories! They are so heart warmi

    I love all of these highlarious stories! They are so heart warming and brings me to tears at te same time! Love, Love these books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    I found this book to be very helpful in understanding so many co

    I found this book to be very helpful in understanding so many common issues that confront those of us who are attempting to develop a loving close knit family. With the many stories in the book I believe there is something of value for everyone. Even The Tim Tebow story! I highly recommend reading this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

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    A very funny and helpful read. Pamela Fagan Hutchins leads you t

    A very funny and helpful read. Pamela Fagan Hutchins leads you through the day-to-day crazy life of parenting in a blended family. Her book is filled with how- to and how-not-to parent your blended family. Very enjoyable. Another great blended family resource.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    Learn while you laugh, really. The author just has such a great

    Learn while you laugh, really. The author just has such a great way of making you feel like you are in the middle of the story. There are a lot of great ideas about making family memories but the great thing is that instead of just telling you that you need to make memories, it gives you great ideas of what to do and what NOT TO DO through hilarious stories.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    As both a stepmother and a therapist, not only did I enjoy readi

    As both a stepmother and a therapist, not only did I enjoy reading it, I
    also appreciated having Pamela's list of blendering principles to use
    with clients. I've had a number of stepmothers talk about how ugly
    Facebook can get in a stepfamily situation, so I'm glad Pamela's
    included some contemporary, technology-related principles. And she
    definitely exemplifies the "Laugh together. A lot" principle.
    Keeping a sense of humor seems to be paramount in blended family survival.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    As with three of her other narrative non fiction works Ms Hutchi

    As with three of her other narrative non fiction works Ms Hutchins does a wonderful job weaving great suggestions and life lessons into heartwarming and often hilarious tales of real life experiences. If you read her bio you will see that Ms Hutchins is a lawyer and HR professional and some of this (the good stuff) comes through in the way she approaches and organizes her efforts towards a goal. IN this case a goal of making a blended family of kids feel safe, loved and supported in a house that has clear rules and responsibilities as well as consequences. If you read my other reviews you will see though that this is not a lecture, it is not a boring, how-to manual. It is a hilarious ride through a crazy imperfect life full of love, great successes and spectacular failures.

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