Yours, Mine and Hours: Relationship Skills for Blended Families

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John Penton and Shona Welsh, Jan 29, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 231 pages
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John Penton and Shona Welsh's Yours, Mine and Hours: Relationship Skills for Blended Families is a valuable and much-needed guide that clearly explains how to establish and maintain a strong partnership and happy family when there are children from previous relationships involved, using the three key principles of their Recipe for Blended Family Success®.
 

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Contents

Chapter One What is the Recipe for Blended
3
Marriage
15
Chapter Three The Four Pillars of Marital Success
41
Chapter Four Time Space and Black Holes
55
Chapter Five Creating Your Family Vision
69
Acceptance
91
Chapter Seven Resistance is Futile
129
Chapter Eight The Ten Laws of Acceptance
137
Chapter Ten Tune Into Your Familys Radio
167
Chapter Eleven Stop Talking
177
Chapter Twelve Send in the Coach
197
The Way Forward
211
Resources
221
Chapter References
227
About the Authors
233
Copyright

Communication
155

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About the author (2007)

Shona Welsh and John Penton have lived together in their own blended family of five children, one puppy, and the occasional mouse for over nine years. Shona Welsh earned a master's degree in adult education, and has 20 years of experience speaking internationally on work and life issues. The author of Mentoring the Future: A Guide to Building Mentor Programs that Work, and co-author of the best-seller Expert Women Who Speak: Speak Out, Volume 6, she has won numerous international speech contests, a regional award for instructional design, and a bronze medal for writing from an international public relations organization. John Penton has had a varied professional background including small business, farming, teaching special needs children, and running an agency serving adults with developmental disabilities. A certified family mediator with a background in child development, John holds a master's degree in education and is the author of Big Boys Don't Cry: The Suppression of Male Nurture in Teaching and Learning.

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