Step parenting.: 50 one-minute dos and don'ts for stepdads and stepmoms.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Whiting Public Library||+306.874 H5291 (Text)||51735011786737||Children's department--Parents shelf||Available||-|
- Physical Description: 90 p. : ill. 23 cm.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Do show love and respect for your spouse --Don't use chores as punishment --Don't yell -- Do choose activities that bond you as a family --Don't hide every parental disagreement --Don't buy love -- Do give time --Don't point out your own attributes --Don't try to be the cool parent -- Do be fair and consistent in discipline -- Don't spank --Don't wait until marriage to start taking on a role -- Do go Slow --Do let your spouse and his or her child have their own private time --Do create new family activities and traditions --Do get ready for "you are not my dad/mom" -- Don't expect an immediate blended family -- Don't be jealous when the child talks about the out-of-house parent -- Don't let yourstepchild's rudeness go unnoticed -- Do find time to focus on your spouse -- Do accept your stepchild for who they are -- Do take cre of yourself -- Do find "little" activities to do together - Do build a family website or Facebook page -- Don't get sucked into taking sides between children -- Do consider stepparent adoption -- Do give easy opportunities to talk -- Do be flexible in what your stepchild calls you -- Do recognize adult stepchildren have emotions too -- Do consider attending worship together -- Don't get upset on mother's/father's day -- Don't push gender-specific roles on your spouse -- Do be prepared to pay for the failures of the out-of-house parent -- Do help your stepchild feel good about himself/herself -- Don't feel youneed to solve every problem -- Don't be afraid to refer to your stepchild as "my son" or "my daughter" -- Dobe prepared for the sex with your spouse to change -- Don't brush aside your child's grief -- Do be prepared for a child's rejection -- Do be prepared for your stepchild to badmouth you to the out-of-house parent -- Don't defend yourself against every negative comment from the out-of-house parent -- Do help your stepchild buy gifts for the out-of-house parent -- Do understand the reason for a child's anger and rudeness -- Don't "pass the buck" to the stepparent -- Don't let your guilt over a failed marriage make you spoil your child -- Don't control your kids. Guide them -- Do recognize your stepchild may show love in different ways -- Do use the fewest words possible -- Don't criticize a child for bad behavior, criticize the behavior itself -- Do respect a stepchild's need for privacy and decorum -- Don't feel every holiday must be spent together.
|Summary, etc.:|| Step parentintg involves special challenges and skills. This book eliminates the fluff and gives you just the nuggets in 50 one-and-two-page "chapters," each with an accompanying photograph, concisely addressing a particular issue. This is practical advece that both the stepparent and existing parent can instantly put to use.
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