The Step-Parents' Parachute: The Four Cornerstones to Good Step-parenting: The Four Cornerstones of Good Stepparenting Paperback – 19 Sep 2005
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A guide to step-parenting - how to overcome the problems and pitfalls and make the most of what can sometimes be a fraught relationship. With a foreword written by Dr Miriam Stoppard.
About the Author
Flora McEvedy read History at Oxford University before completing a law degree. She was called to the Bar in 1997, practising family-based law. She is married and has two step-daughters, plus three children of her own.
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One last major plus about this book. A lot of the previous books I have read on this subject have been written from an American perspective. I often have trouble identifying with the terminology and over emotional gushiness of American accounts. This book is refreshingly British in its outlook, from the prose to the matter of fact way it deals with the issues, some of which are highly emotional. The author hits just the right note every time.
To the author. A second book please focussing on how to meet teenagers' needs
I love the realness of this book, its so down to earth. Recognising your own emotions and reactions is never easy. It forces you to look at areas of your personality that you would rather ignore but this book allows you to realise that without confronting these issues you will not maintain a healthy step family. It is also reassuring to see all types of step families across the spectrum included in this book, including custodial step families, non custodial, step parents who arent bio parents themselves, etc. Everyone is included here. I have read some books that are very stereotypical and stick to what society percieves to be the norm- stepmother, father and stepchildren who visit at the weekends. While this dynamic is common I believe we are in an ever changing society and step families come in all shapes and sizes. To conclude, this book is a life saver, a comfort when no one else around you seems to understand your situation and what you think,feel and have to go through on a daily basis. I would highly recommend this book to all step parents!
Written without any obvious bias towards step, or bio, parents and with no gender biases either.
HIGHLY recommnded to step & bio parents alike!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very well written with lots of useful tools for self-assessment..Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not for me. It was compounding my negative beliefs rather than helping me change my behaviours and beliefs in a positive way. I can see how it would be a useful tool for others.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great and clear practical guide. In reality being a step parent is a tough challenge and McEvedy provides four corner stones which really stick in ones mind, with little... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Alex Venger 55
A good book, although very focused on the issues between step-parent and step-child as opposed to the issues surrounding raising a step-child.Published 21 months ago by e l davies
This was a great instrument to build a full understanding of what could be improved by all sides in adjusting into a new family. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Serena
Bought this for my daughter who has just had her 13 yr old Step daughter move in permanently. My daughter has no children of her own, so has found it really hard. Read morePublished on 12 Dec. 2013 by Average joe