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Title:
Stepparenting : the best resources to help blend your family
Author:
Stevens, Patricia, 1947-
Publication Information:
Seattle, Wash. : Resource Pathways, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
223 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
"A Resource Pathways guidebook."

Includes indexes.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781892148131
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

While divorce was once an exception, now more than a million marriages fail each year -- over 25% of households with children under the age of 18 consist of a single parent. While many single parents remarry, second marriages fail at a higher rate than first marriages, with stepchildren and new custodial roles a contributing factor in many cases.

This unique guidebook identifies and evaluates resources that will help stepparents understand and better respond to the important issues that arise when families combine. Chapters focus on conflict resolution and communication, both between spouses and between stepparents and children, legal and financial issues, issues central to the success or failure of second marriages, and other critical concerns. Each chapter provides in-depth descriptions and reviews of available resources (books, websites, and more), rated by overall quality and value, with the top 25% identified and recommended.


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Choice Review

One of a series published by Resource Pathways on the best resources to help with major life situations, this guidebook provides reviews of 150 books, Web sites, audiotapes, and videotapes on stepparenting. The book has four chapters: "Understanding Your New Parental Role," "Strengthening Your Marriage," "Helping Your Children Adjust," and "General Overviews about Stepfamilies and Stepparenting." In each chapter, resources are rated on a four-star system; four stars indicate "highly recommended" and one "spend your time and money elsewhere." "Highly recommended" resources are listed first. Additional sections provide quick guides to particular types of resources, such as those on the Internet or with a Christian focus. Indexes are provided for author, title, format, subject, and publisher. Layout is attractive and easy to use. Targeted toward general readers, this guide is practical rather than scholarly in focus. It is recommended for libraries that purchase self-help material and will be useful to both general readers and to professionals looking for titles to recommend to readers. D. Richards North Dakota State University


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