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Ask Yourself

* Is living in a Blended Family or a Stepfamily “more than you bargained for?”

* Does step parenting feel like the most challenging and thankless job of all?

* Is the tension and conflict taking its toll on your relationships

* Are you becoming worried about your children and their well-being?

* Are you constantly arguing with your partner about the kids, discipline and parenting in general?

• Is your ex or your partner's ex causing real problems in your blended family and in your relationship

• Are you at the end of your rope and need some answers NOW

* Are you considering entering into a Blended Family or Stepfamily and want to be prepared?

Stepfamily, Blended Family, Parenting and Step Parenting Resources

At The Step and Blended Family Institute we have a library of resources that are available on loan to our clientele. This includes books and tapes. We also have links to a variety of other resources that are helpful to individuals in stepfamilies and blended families depending on what their specific issues are at the time. If you are preparing to be a new stepparent we can also recommend some wonderful resources. Some books are available to purchase through our office.

Resource List

Step Parenting – Everything You Need to Know to Make it Work. Jeannette Lofas, Ph.D., LCSW, Founder and President of the Stepfamily Foundation, Inc.

Family Rules. Jeannette Lofas, CSW.

Living in Step – A Remarriage Manual for Parents and Children. Jeannette Lofas, CSW and Ruth Roosevelt

He’s OK, She’s OK – Honoring The Differences Between Men and Women. Jeannette Lofas, CSW and Joan MacMillan, MSC, MFCC

“Keys to Successful Step-Fathering”. Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D.

“Divorce Poison”. Dr. Richard A. Warshak.

“Step-Families, Myths and Realities”. Emily Visher, Ph.D. and John Visher, M.D.

“Yours, Mine, and Ours – How Families Change When Remarried Parents Have A Child Together”. Anne C. Bernstein, Ph.D.

“The Stepmom’s Guide to Simplifying Your Life”. Karon Phillips Goodman.

“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Stepparenting”. Ericka Lutz

“The Enlightened Stepmother – Revolutionizing the Role”. Perdita Kirkness Norwood and Teri Wingender.

“I Didn’t Grow Up to be a Wicked Stepmother! A Journal of Self-Discovery”. Marion Summers, M.Ed.

How to be a Step Parent. Jeannette Lofas, CSW. (audio cassette)

About Stepfamilies. A CBS Magazine Short Documentary with Jeannette Lofas, CSW. (VHS)

Family Matters – Fight Fair Parts 1 and 2. Jeannette Lofas, CSW. (VHS)

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Web Links - Related Websites

Resources for Divorce, Co-Parenting, and Remarriage

Other Valuable Sites I Recommend - Guide to Remarriage - Great resource for those planning on getting remarried, making blended families or planning a vow renewal.

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