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Positive Discipline for Your Stepfamily: Nurturing Harmony, Respect, and Joy in Your New Family

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A Blueprint for Bringing Together Two Families
Living in a stepfamily is challenging. But a household where yours and mine must become ours can become a harmonious family unit. It is possible to build a stepfamily that works for all of its members—an environment where both adults and children can feel safe, loved, and free to grow and learn.
Written to address the particular challenges that stepfamilies typically confront, this latest addition ...
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Overview

A Blueprint for Bringing Together Two Families
Living in a stepfamily is challenging. But a household where yours and mine must become ours can become a harmonious family unit. It is possible to build a stepfamily that works for all of its members—an environment where both adults and children can feel safe, loved, and free to grow and learn.
Written to address the particular challenges that stepfamilies typically confront, this latest addition to the bestselling Positive Discipline series helps you understand the process of stepfamily living and empowers you to make the right decisions. Inside, you will find real solutions that can make your new family a cohesive and happy unit. You'll discover how to:
·Resolve responsibility and role issues
·Blend rules and traditions
·Build effective communication between all family members
·Handle discipline and finances
·Develop respect and affection among rival children
·And much more!

Author Biography: Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., is the author and coauthor of numerous books, including the bestselling Positive Discipline series. A licensed marriage, family, and child therapist, as well as a nationally known public speaker and education specialist, she lives in San Clemente, California.
Cheryl Erwin, M.A., is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Reno, Nevada. A popular speaker who has a weekly radio program on parenting, she is also part of a happy stepfamily.
H. Stephen Glenn, Ph.D., is the coauthor of several Positive Discipline books, including Positive Discipline A-Z and PositiveDiscipline in the Classroom. A popular educational speaker, he is also the author of Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761520122
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Positive Discipline Series
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.33 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
l. Dispelling the Myths and Fantasies About Stepfamilies
2. What Exactly Is a Stepfamily?
3. The New Couple: The Foundation of the Stepfamily
4. The Couple as Parents: "Who Am I, Anyway?"
5. Enter the Children
6. The Ties That Bind: Understanding Loyalty in Your Stepfamily
7. Back and Forth: Dealing with Your Child's Other Parent
8. Breaking Down the Walls: Feelings and the Art of Communication
9. Family Meetings: The Foundation for Respect and Problem Solving
l0. Building Belonging: The Magic of Encouragement
ll. Getting (and Staying) Connected: Building Strong Relationships with Kids
l2. Understanding Behavior: The Mistaken Goals of Behavior in Your Stepfamily
l3. Discipline in Your Stepfamily
l4. Putting Positive Discipline to Work
l5. Yours, Mine, and Ours: Dealing with Money, Houses, and Other Real-Life Issues
l6. Sexuality and the Stepfamily: What You Might Like to Ignore but Probably Should Not
17. Tying It All Together: Building a New Family Identity
Selected References
Index
About the Authors
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