Stepping Up to a Happy Stepfamily (Paperback)
Blythe Ward brings more than 20 years experience to her work as an expert in the art and science of building happy stepfamilies. Stepping Up to a Happy Stepfamily, is the culmination of a heartfelt focus on the topic that has endured for many years. As a stepmother, therapist and researcher, Blythe has a profound understanding of the challenges stepfamilies face and she is determined to share her message of hope with people struggling with the demands of managing an "instant family."
"If you want to feel more confident as a stepparent and learn how to develop practical skills to address daily challenges, this book is for you Blythe has "cut to the chase" in delivering a book that will truly raise your awareness about how successful stepfamilies work... breathes refreshing, loving, and positive insight into the world of stepfamilies."
- Patrice McKenzie M.S., Ed. C.N.H.P. Therapist, Mother, Step Mother
..". the book the growing number of stepfamilies have been waiting for. It's the one book they need to help them navigate the complexities of this family structure. Blythe's book is a must read, practical guide that provides refreshing perspective and essential advice. Her focus on play, connection, communication and inclusion gives hope for readers and a helpful tool for one of the biggest balancing acts of your life. Enjoyable "
- Liana Palmerio-McIver, R.P. OACCPP, Mother, Step Mother and Psychotherapist
..".the most detailed and practical guide... I highly recommend this book as an educational resource to any parent, or mature child, that is either in a stepfamily or planning to be in a stepfamily situation... an excellent resource for stepfamilies."
- From the Foreword by Dan Dalton, Ph.D., C.Psych.