One Family, Two Family, New Family: Stories and Advice for Stepfamilies

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RiverWood Books, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 212 pages
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The authors capture the essence of the stepfamily experience. Through examples of crisis and heartfelt moments of joy, the authors offer narrative that helps lend understanding to the emotional minefield of stepfamily life. They share their perspectives, permitting you to read the thought bubbles of all involved. If you are in a blended family or are considering creating one, Cohn and Merkel present must-read insights.

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Watch the authors on the Today Show here: http: // Writer Lisa Cohn has received numerous awards for her other books, including awards from the organizations Parenting Publications of America, Voice of Youth Advocates and ForeWord Book of the Year. Michael Cohn is her young son and chief blogger at "Michael's Dog Blog." Visit them at for fun dog facts for kids, children's dog book reviews, dog raising tips--and more--from Michael and friends, age 5 to 13. Lisa's articles have appeared in numerous national publications, including Dogster, The Christian Science Monitor, Parenting, Mothering, Brain, Child: A Magazine for Thinking Mothers, and others. As an author she has been quoted by the Associated Press, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and Seattle Times and has appeared on many nationally syndicated radio shows.

William Merkel, Ph.D. has been teaching, training and lecturing for more than 25 years. He teaches psychology at Providence Portland Medical Center; is a Fellow in the American Academy of Clinical Psychology; and an Approved Supervisor in the American Association For Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also in private practice.

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