Love Him, Love His Kids: The Stepmother's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in a Blended Family

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Love Him, Love His Kids: The Stepmother's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in a Blended Family

Format:  Paperback,

240 pages

Publisher: Adams Media Corp

Publish Date: Aug 2009

ISBN-13: 9781598698947

ISBN-10: 159869894X

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He loves her. She loves him. But his kids hate her. Or bait her. Or ignore her altogether.

She's the stepmother, and sometimes she feels as if she's never played a more thankless role. It doesn't have to be that way. With this book, the stepmother will find the advice she needs to win over even the most resistant children. This honest, practical guide written by a therapist and stepmother who's been there shows stepmothers the best ways to handle the most challenging situations, including how to: Get off on the right foot from "hello"Build a relationship with each childShare Daddy with his childrenDefine boundaries as a coupleNegotiate issues with Dad as well as the kidsDeal with their "real" momSurvive holidays, birthdays, and school vacationsCreate family rituals With this book, millions of stepmothers find the strategies they need to safeguard their new marriage and establish a happy, peaceful new blended family.

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Publisher: Adams Media Corp
Publish Date: Aug 2009
ISBN-13: 9781598698947
ISBN-10: 159869894X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.4

Chapter outline

Introductionp. ix
Starting off on the Right Footp. 1
Meeting His Kids and Building Relationshipsp. 3
Helping Resistant, Shy, and Special Childrenp. 23
Establishing Yourself as a New Couplep. 42
What's Our Address?p. 62
Custody Arrangements with His (and Maybe) Your Kidsp. 73
Day-to-Day Lifep. 85
Listening and Relating to His Kids' Biological Momp. 86
Sharing Daddy with His Kidsp. 105
Creating Family Rituals of Your Ownp. 113
Disciplining Stepkidsp. 129
Basic Duties and Responsibilitiesp. 147
Achieving Long-Term Successp. 165
Surviving Holidays, Birthdays, and Vacationsp. 166
Religion and Culturep. 178
(Step)Money Mattersp. 191
When to Call 911p. 209
Job Satisfaction for the Effective Stepmomp. 222
Bibliography and Resourcesp. 230
Indexp. 234

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Review by Library Journal (2009-07-01)

Combining the advice of numerous therapists, clergy, and stepparents, clinical psychologist Wenck and teacher Hansen provide preventative and healing strategies to help women form healthy relationships between themselves and current or future stepchildren. The authors include everything from building a relationship with each child to defining boundaries as a couple. As both Wenck and Hansen have personally dealt with the trials and joys of stepchildren, their advice rings true. The book would prove valuable to those in the same situation or women about to enter into a blended family relationship.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

He loves her. She loves him. But his kids hate her. Or bait her. Or ignore her altogether.

She's the stepmother, and sometimes she feels as if she's never played a more thankless role. It doesn't have to be that way. With this book, the stepmother will find the advice she needs to win over even the most resistant children. This honest, practical guide written by a therapist and stepmother who's been there shows stepmothers the best ways to handle the most challenging situations, including how to:

  • Get off on the right foot from "hello"
  • Build a relationship with each child
  • Share Daddy with his children
  • Define boundaries as a couple
  • Negotiate issues with Dad as well as the kids
  • Deal with their "real" mom
  • Survive holidays, birthdays, and school vacations
  • Create family rituals
With this book, millions of stepmothers find the strategies they need to safeguard their new marriage and establish a happy, peaceful new blended family.

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