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Title:
The stepparent's survival guide : a workbook for creating a happy blended family
Author:
Ziegahn, Suzen J.
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Publication Information:
Oakland, Calif. : New Harbinger, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
iv, 222 pages ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781572243057
Format :
Book

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Summary

Based on her research as a clinical psychologist and her experience as a seasoned stepparent, author Suzen Ziegahn has found that stepparents who just try to "fit in" to an existing family often fail to create the happy family situation they had hoped for. Full of assessment questions and fill-in exercises, the Survival Guide's workbook format makes it easy for readers to develop their own personalized plan for building a cohesive blended family. Stepparents learn how to avoid feeling defensive and competitive and how to overcome alienation within the family, build healthy relationships in the first year, discipline the children, deal with the extended family, keep the marriage alive and create some new stepfamily traditions.


Author Notes

Suzen J. Ziegahn, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in stepparenting issues. She lives with her stepfamily in Wisconsin.