"This is an essential book for any woman who has taken on the often-confusing role of being a stepmum. It provides valuable information, practical guidance, honest challenges and bucket loads of support. This frank and encouraging book demonstrates that enjoying a happy family life is still more than possible" (Relate)
The only practical guide on the market for stepmums, from a leading authority in the field
Stepfamilies are currently the fastest growing family type in the UK, with current estimates suggesting that 1 in 10 of all families are now stepfamilies. Yet despite the ever-growing number of stepfamilies, there remains a dearth of information and support for them.
How to be a Happy Stepmum provides the first step in this support by guiding stepmothers through the pitfalls of adapting to stepfamily life; firstly by identifying what type of stepmother they are and then by addressing each of the recognised factors related to becoming a successful and happy stepmother.
Based on sound research and written by an expert in the field, this book is essential reading for all stepmums.
About the Author
Lisa Doodson, PhD, is one of the UK's foremost experts in the field of stepfamilies and currently works as a lecturer in psychology at Thames Valley University. She writes for national magazines and press on the topic of extended families and relationships, helping people understand the pressures of stepfamily living and offering advice on dealing with their difficulties within their families.