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Blending families : merging households with kids 8-18 / by Trevor Crow Mullineaux and Maryann Karinch.

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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Covington-Veedersburg PL - Veedersburg 306.87 CRO (Text) 32808000360543 CVBPLV Adult Nonfiction Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM HQ759.92 .C76 2016 (Text) 00000106155559 Browsing Collection Available -
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Winchester Comm. PL - Winchester 306.874 CRO (Text) 76682000141420 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 306.8747 MULLINEAUX (Text) 33946003133944 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Checked out 11/27/2018

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  • ISBN: 9781442243101
  • ISBN: 1442243104
  • Physical Description: xv, 158 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Who needs this book? -- Part I: Opportunities and challenges -- The practical meaning of attachment styles -- Understanding parenting and stepparenting styles -- Key challenges to the blending process -- Stepparenting issues with preteens -- Stepparenting issues with teens--risk and reward -- Part II: The five things you must have to succeed -- Trust and trustworthiness -- Vulnerability and emotional strength -- The bridge to empathy -- Truth as a gateway -- Structure with feeling -- Part III: Stories and practical insights -- Challenges, options, and solutions -- Advice from the front line : blending dos and don'ts.
Summary, etc.:
"Blending Families responds to the need for a book that explores step-parenting by starting with the marriage as the central relationship in a new blended family unit. Just as you are better able to help your child in an airplane emergency if you put your oxygen mask on first, you are better able to blend two families if you take care of the marriage first. Starting with a discussion of attachment styles, the authors explore how those styles translate into the new family unit when trying to forge a new marriage while parenting tween and teen children in a family unit that is new to them as well. They provide parenting guidance premised on the fact that parenting occurs within a context, and in this case, a context that is unfamiliar territory for everyone involved. Using true stories throughout, they explore the variety of challenges that may arise, such as sibling rivalry, puberty, dating, emotional and intellectual differences, and preferential treatment, and offer suggestions for overcoming obstacles to fully blending. By focusing the light on the marriage as the most important source of stability, the authors encourage readers to develop a style of parenting that works for everyone and brings a sense of unity and strength to the household." --
Subject: Stepfamilies.

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