Blending Families: Merging Households with Kids 8-18

Blending Families: Merging Households with Kids 8-18

by Trevor Crow Mullineaux, Maryann Karinch


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810895683
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 664,685
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Trevor Crow Mullineaux, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the co-author with Maryann Karinch of Forging Healthy Connections. She has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University, Connecticut, and also holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BS from Parsons The New School for Design. She practices and resides in Southport, Connecticut.

Maryann Karinch is the author of 24 books, including Forging Healthy Connections, which she co-authored with Trevor Crow. Most of books and presentations focus on human behavior. In recognition of her work as a dedicated explorer of the psyche and mind-body interaction, The Explorers Club (most known for its membership of astronauts, anthropologists and explorers of terrain) took an unusual step and elected her to membership in 2010. Her website is She lives in Estes Park, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Author’s Note: Trevor Talks about Her Own Blended Families—Past and Present
Introduction: Who Needs This Book?
Part I: A Spectrum of Opportunities and Challenges
1: The Practical Meaning of Attachment Styles
2: Understanding Parenting—and Step-Parenting—Styles
3: Key Challenges to the Blending Process
4: Step-Parenting Issues with Pre-Teens
Sidebar: An Essay about a Half Sister Being a Whole Sister
5: Step-Parenting Issues with Teens—Risk and Reward
Part II: The Five Things You Must Have to Succeed
6: Trust and Trustworthiness
7: Vulnerability and Emotional Strength
8: The Bridge to Empathy
9: Truth as a Gateway
10: Structure with Feeling
Part III: Stories and Practical Insights
11: Challenges , Options, and Solutions
12: Advice from the Front Line—Blending D's and DON’Ts

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