You're no idiot, of course. You know how to push a toddler on a swing, the recipe for the gooey chocolate chip cookies, and even how to get teens to confide in you. Your own kids think you're hip, too (although they'd never admit to it). But when it comes to figuring out how not to come across as the wicked stepparent, you feel like you need a magical potion. Don't reach for the garlic yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Stepparenting gives you sanity-saving advice for dealing with the stepfamily, getting to know your stepchildren, and feeling confident in your role.
About the Author
ERICKA LUTZ, stepparent of two wonderful children, is proof that all stepmothers are not evil. She's the author of 'Baby Maneuvers', a guide to helping parents travel with very young children, and coauthor of the Mom's Guide to Disciplining Your Child. She lives in Oakland, California.