Positive Discipline for Blended Families: Nurturing Harmony, Respect and Unity in Your New Stepfamily

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A million new stepfamilies form each year, and none of these blended families makes the adjustment unscathed. Most encounter many difficulties, from deep-seated emotional trauma to the minor skirmishes that every family faces every day. They'll find solid, tested advice here on how to overcome the problems and accentuate the rewards of their new relationships. These lessons will smooth the bumps on the road to stepfamily harmony.
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Overview

A million new stepfamilies form each year, and none of these blended families makes the adjustment unscathed. Most encounter many difficulties, from deep-seated emotional trauma to the minor skirmishes that every family faces every day. They'll find solid, tested advice here on how to overcome the problems and accentuate the rewards of their new relationships. These lessons will smooth the bumps on the road to stepfamily harmony.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780761510352
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/20/1997
  • Series: Parenting/Education Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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H. Stephen Glenn, Ph.D., is the coauthor of the bestselling classic Raising Self-Reliant Children (Prima) and the president of /Capabilities, Inc., a company that provides resources and materials for business and industry, human services, and education and family life.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Dispelling the Myths and Fantasies About Blended Families
2. What Exactly Is a Blended Family?
3. The New Couple: The Foundation of the Blended Family
4. The Couple As Parents: "Who Am I, Anyway?"
5. Enter the Children
6. Back and Forth: Dealing with Your Child's Other Parent
7. Breaking Down the Walls: Feelings and the Art of Communication
8. Family Meetings: The Foundation for Respect and Problem Solving
9. Building Belonging: The Magic of Encouragement
10. Understanding Behavior: The Mistaken Goals in the Blended Family
11. Discipline in the Blended Family
12. Yours, Mine, and Ours: Dealing with Money, Houses, and Other Real-Life Issues
13. Sexuality and the Blended Family: What You Might Like to Ignore But Probably Should Not
14. Tying It All Together: Building a New Family Identity
Conclusion
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