Ex-Etiquette for Holidays and Other Family Celebrations

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Chicago Review Press, Oct 1, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 144 pages
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Through realistic and trusted advice, this innovative new guide brings the celebration back to the holidays for blended families. Answering a myriad of questions unique to blended families, this comprehensive resource offers suggestions on how to determine who hosts milestone birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, and Quinceaneras; coordinate who attends sporting events and concerts; and how to respectfully attend a former relative's funeral. A resource guide listing websites and books completes this new manners manual, which guides blended families from the first recitals and holidays apart to sporting events and graduations with fewer arguments and more respect.

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As in their previousEx-Etiquette for Parents andEx-Etiquette for Weddings , the authors stress cooperation and compromise in this guide for families of divorce navigating holidays and family get ... Read full review


1 Laying the Groundwork for Family Gatherings
2 ExEtiquette for Holidays
3 ExEtiquette for New Arrivals Birthdays and Other Milestone Events
4 ExEtiquette for School Events and Extracurricular Activities
5 ExEtiquette at Times of Loss and Grieving

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Page 1 - The true test of intelligence is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.
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About the author (2007)

Jann Blackstone-Ford MA is a certified divorce and stepfamily mediator. She has contributed to 'The Christian Science Monitor', 'Redbook', and 'Working Mother'. The stepfamily and divorce expert for Parent Soup, the parenting channel of iVillage, she is also the founder and director of Bonus Families, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the peaceful coexistence between separated or divorced parents and their new families.

Sharyl Jupe is a regular columnist for the Bonus Families web site. Together they raise two children they share through marriage. They both live in Discovery Bay, California.