Waln K. Brown was born in York, Pennsylvania, October, 1944, a "surprise" child of ill-matched parents who did the "right thing" and got married. For the next 11 years, they fought constantly, creating an unhealthy environment that adversely affected Waln emotionally and behaviorally. Rejected by his father for "ruining his life," and confused by his mother's obsessive-compulsive disorder of washing him in her "crazy clean" solution of Lysol and ammonia, Waln began a pattern of acting out that led to placement in an orphanage, juvenile detention home, state psychiatric hospital and juvenile reform school. A terrible student who spent eighth grade in special education and failed the ninth grade, Waln earned an A.S. degree from York College of Pennsylvania, B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University (summa cum laude) and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He held positions with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the National Center for Juvenile Justice and the Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago. Waln is the CEO of the William Gladden Foundation, and the author of over 230 books, articles and popular publications about youth and family issues.
Secrets of Successful Stepparentsby Waln Brown
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Although being a stepparent can be quite rewarding, at first, the frustrations may seem to outweigh the rewards. This is particularly true when multiple or older children are involved. There is much to learn about each other and numerous obstacles to overcome (many of which have to do with the former family situation).
This brief epub provides "need to know" information about successfully transitioning to the new of becoming a stepparent.
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