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Hell…p! I'm a Stepmother

Hell...p! I'm a Stepmother takes a fresh and honest look at the challenges of step-parenting and, in particular, how a stepmother can find fulfilment in her role.

In today's society stepfamilies comprise about one third of all families with children. To increase their chances of success it is important that stepfamilies recognise unrealistic social expectations and learn to understand stepfamily dynamics.

There are many myths about stepfamilies and even more about stepmothers that are not helpful. When the realities are understood and the challenges are faced, a stepfamily can work and prosper.

Author Sonja Ridden draws on her experiences as a stepmother and those of many others step-parents to illustrate the strength of the emotions in stepfamilies. She offers practical advice and strategies on how to deal with step-parenting concerns and stresses.

Stepmothers or stepfathers will find this book validates their experiences and provides suggestions on how to deal with the realities of stepfamily life to develop greater self-awareness, personal growth, satisfaction and happiness.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: ACER Press
Place of Publication: Camberwell, Vic.
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 086431504X
EISBN: 058549763X
Publication Year: 2002
Subject Covered: Culture & institutions; Family, marriage, women