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The smart stepdad : steps to help you succeed
Deal, Ron L., author.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, [2011]

Physical Description:
247 pages ; 22 cm
"Encouragement and practical advice for stepdads from a leading stepfamily expert. Includes parenting advice, chapters for wives to read, tips for relating to adult stepchildren, and discussion questions"--Provided by publisher.
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Subtitle from cover.
Getting it right. Introduction: Stepdad: hero or hostile takeover? ; Conquering stepdad mountain ; Sex stuff: did you marry a wife (sex partner) or a mother (business partner)? ; Understanding her kids (part 1): loss ; Understanding her kids (part 2): loyalty -- Getting smart: the stepparenting team. Mom smart (part 1): he can't do it without you ; Mom smart (part 2): pitfalls and good intentions ; Getting the socks picked up: parenting 101 ; Meet your ex-husband-in-law: friend or foe? ; Your kids: what do they need? ; Hugging your stepdaughter, stepsibling attractions, and the awkward issues of stepfamily sexuality ; Keeping special days special: holidays, vacations, and your stepfamily ; Romancing your wife ; Adult stepchildren ; Should we have an "ours" baby? ; Heroes by choice.
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