Keys to Successful Stepfathering

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Barron's Educational Series, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 182 pages
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Becoming a stepfather means new relationships, new struggles, and new joys. Here's a commonsense, practical guide tht helps stepfathers ease into their new role. The author emphasizes how stepfathers must replace wishful thinking with realistic expectations. Suggestions for getting along with stepchildren and building lasting relationships, managing conflict, establishing authority, and communicating in a positive way are all included to help men fully enjoy the rewards of being a stepfather.
 

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Contents

Part Two Clarifying Expectations About
16
Part Three Beginning to Build Relationships
37
Claiming Ones Male Definition
68
Claiming Ones Male Definition
76
Resolving Conflicts
138
Glossary
174
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About the author (1997)

Carl Pickhardt, PhD, is a psychologist in a private counseling practice. Dr. Pickhardt, whose books include "Why Good Kids Act Cruel, The Connected Father, The Future of Your Only Child "and "Stop the Screaming, "is married with four grown children and one grandchild. He lives in Austin, TX.

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