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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (1 Jun 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091856663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091856663
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Practical and positive strategies for coping with a partner's children

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By L. Cooper on 16 Feb 2009
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I read this book when I was already several years into my relationship with my partners children and found it so useful that I wish I had read it right at the start. The other reviewer here seems unhappy that the book covers different perspectives, but for me that was it's best feature. This book provides a good balance of sympathy, reassurance and guidance for the step-parent, but also some insights into the conflicted emotions and loyalties of the natural parent and their children.

One of the difficulties of being a step-parent is trying to discuss and resolve step-parenting problems with your partner, without it turning into a battle of loyalties. I was able to use this book to open up discussion with my partner about practical and emotional issues that had remained unresolved for a long time, because it articulated a lot of the problems and emotions I had been experiencing far better than I could, and had the credibility of a rational outside perspective, and case studies that showed I/we weren't alone. Reading it made me feel relieved, better informed about my own feelings and reactions to my step-children and partner, and better able to to deal with the many stresses of step-parenting.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ZlGT on 1 Nov 2010
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Having recently moved in with my partner we were finding it difficult to balance and adjust to also having his 4 yr old on alternate weekends. No friends in similar situations or family members having gone through the same thing, we decided to get the book and so far we have both found it to be really helpful. Even if it just confirms what we are thinking already, it is a good back up and gives a fresh take on things when we feel a bit stuck on how to deal with certain things. Easy to read and understanding with lots of real examples - basically as you would expect from Relate. Helps you to realise all of your emotions are to be expected
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nickywin on 4 Mar 2011
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Yes it was helpful. I learned quite a lot about how other people in the family might be feeling, and for me this was the most important lesson. The psycology of adapting to new families however wasn't given as much emphasis as I would have liked. There was instead a lot of case studies giving the particular composition and arrangements of various blended families which I didn't find interesting or helpful. So helpful yes but could definately be improved with a stronger focus on the barriers to adaptation and how to overcome them.
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