Today more Americans are part of a second-marriage family than a first. Inevitably, these newly blended “stepfamilies” will be confronted by their own special problems and needs.This insightful problem-solving guide offers solid solutions–and includes real-life stories from families who’ve been through the adjustment process. Written by an award-winning author who specializes in health and family care, the book covers a wide range of issues–emotional, financial, disciplinary, and interpersonal. Naturally, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution for second-marriage families. Each is unique, with its own composition, personalities, and problems. But with patience and understanding, this new family can work, live, and eventually love–together.Includes special sections on: * Family communication * Former spouses * Grandparents and step-grandparents * Juggling households * Commuting children * Discipline * School issues * Family customs and rituals * Religious differences * Reducing stress * Adult time * Money issues * Holiday planning * Vacations * Curfews and other rules
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About Elaine F. Shimberg
Elaine Fantle Shimberg is an award-winning medical writer. She has written six health care books and three books on family issues. She is the mother of five, and grandmother of one grandchild and one step-grandchild.
Published by Berkley Apr 01, 1999| 240 Pages| 6 x 9| ISBN 9780425166772