The Advice Every Stepmother Needs He loves you. You love him. But his kids hate you.
Stan Wenck, EdD is a clinical psychologist and university professor who has dealt with accounts of relationship disputes and disasters involving stepmothers, stepfathers, and stepchildren. As a divorced stepparent himself, Wenck knows firsthand the experience of being a stepdad to three teenage stepsons and dealing with the dilemmas between his two teenage daughters and their stepmother. He lives in Fisher, IN. Connie J. Hansen, MS is a teacher who has used her background in communications and theatre to help students who have families with either one parent or stepparents. In working closely with these students and their families, she has observed the difficult challenges of making families blend together. Hansen also dealt with the experience of divorce and remarriage then lived the joys and trials of stepparenting. She lives in Elkhart, IN.
Starting off on the Right Foot
Meeting His Kids and Building Relationships
Helping Resistant, Shy, and Special Children
Establishing Yourself as a New Couple
What's Our Address?
Custody Arrangements with His (and Maybe) Your Kids
Listening and Relating to His Kids' Biological Mom
Sharing Daddy with His Kids
Creating Family Rituals of Your Own
Basic Duties and Responsibilities
Achieving Long-Term Success
Surviving Holidays, Birthdays, and Vacations
Religion and Culture
When to Call 911
Job Satisfaction for the Effective Stepmom
Bibliography and Resources
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