Cover image for 7 steps to bonding with your stepchild
Title:
7 steps to bonding with your stepchild
Author:
Ziegahn, Suzen J.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2001.
Physical Description:
x, 211 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312253653
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
HQ777.7 .Z54 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Parenting
Searching...
Searching...
HQ777.7 .Z54 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...
Searching...
HQ777.7 .Z54 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Parenting
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Practical, realistic, and upbeat advice--from sharing a bathroom to initiating conversations--for people who "inherit" children along with a new spouse. The success or failure of a stepparent to bond with stepchildren can make or break a new marriage. But this book has a refreshing message--it is possible to achieve longlasting, rewarding relationships with your new children.

Most stepparents feel caught in a bind because in order to connect with their stepchild, they have to reach out--but not too much, too little, or too deliberately. And relationships with stepchildren are inherently different from those with biological children who love their parent unconditionally. But these 7 basic steps will give you the essentials, from deciding what kind of stepparent you want to be to realizing that love comes later.


Author Notes

Suzen J. Ziegahn is a clinical psychologist and writer specializing in stepfamily issues. She also has over 12 years of experience in the administration of mental health services, serving as Director and CEO of mental health systems in the Midwest. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the stepmother of two children. She lives in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.