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MAKING IT AS A STEPPARENT: New Roles, New Rules: Updated Edition (Harper Perennial)

Based on interviews with hundreds of remarried women and men and their children, this highly recommended guide provides a compassionate exploration of the dynamics of stepfamilies. Whether discussing money matters, visitation rights, the use of family names, discipline, sexual tensions, the pressure to “love,” or the “instant parent” syndrome, the voices of the stepfamily members interviewed resonate long after the book is put down.

“This book, which reads like a novel but teaches like a textbook, could save your sanity.”

--Louise Bates Ames,
former director, Gesell Institute of Human Development

Note: Twenty years after its first publication, this book remains popular with families formed by remarriage.

I am a past National President of the Stepfamily Association of America.