Author: Susan Wisdom
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307421686
Size: 62.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Love may be sweeter the second time around, but once the bliss of a newfound relationship wears off a little, the reality of being part of a stepfamily sets in. If you are one of the millions of remarried Americans facing the challenge of blending two existing families into one cohesive whole, you are part of a stepcouple—and you know all too well how hard it can be to make your marriage work in sometimes tough terrain. Different parenting styles, finances, relationships with ex-spouses, legal matters, and even seemingly simple issues such as the kinds of chores assigned to children can chisel away at your union if you don’t always make your marriage a priority. Stepcoupling offers advice for stepcouples on how to do just that—all the while strengthening their blended family with a healthy marriage. Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green provide tips and strategies on dealing with the issues remarried couples face, with a wealth of advice from real-life stepcouples, such as: * Learning to tailor your expectations of your spouse or children and remembering that no family is perfect * Knowing where your boundaries are, whether involving a hostile ex-spouse or a stepchild who demands too much attention * Realizing that traits like flexibility, tolerance, forgiveness, and openness are especially essential in a stepfamily situation * Making “us” time for talking, problem-solving, weekends away, and enjoying your marriage to constantly renew and strengthen your bond as a couple Let this invaluable remarriage manual help you make your stepcouple the foundation of a strong, happy, and successful stepfamily. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blended Families

Author: Rae Simons
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1422299694
Size: 57.49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Children growing up in blended families, with stepparents and stepbrothers and stepsisters, face many of the same challenges as children growing up in more traditional families, along with some that are unique to their situation. How do they work out their relationships with the non-biological members of the family? How do they deal with the children's other family members who don't live with them? The families in this book are challenged by these questions every day. They see difficulties and benefits in their experiences and their stories share many of the things they have learned in their lives.

On The Outside Looking In

Author: Akili Kumasi
Publisher: GIL Publications
ISBN: 0962603554
Size: 14.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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On The Outside Looking In: Hope for Separated Fathers Who Want To Be Good Fathers challenges men to be good fathers in spite of being separated from their children. On the Outside Looking In gives separated-fathers hope and encourages them to step-to-the-plate with their children while also providing a few statistics to help bring more awareness to the problems of father-absent families. On The Outside Looking In springs from the heart of Akili Kumasi who shares much of what he learned while striving to be a good father. Although separated from his two sons because of the divorce from their mother, Akili remains an integral part of their lives. He tells us that: Being a father is one of the greatest rewards and one of the most significant challenges a man can face. No father should miss this God-given responsibility and blessing. The principles and resources in On the Outside Looking In can enable men to handle the rigors of fatherhood and help bring some fathers in from the cold.

The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner

Author: Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118067843
Size: 42.62 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionals The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions including conduct disorder, substance use, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, ADHD, and eating disorders Organized around 36 behaviorally based presenting problems, including peer/sibling conflict, school violence, sexual abuse, and others Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions—plus space to record your own treatment plan options Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA

Parenting Apart

Author: Christina McGhee
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101188901
Size: 28.81 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The ultimate resource for separated and divorced parents, written by an internationally acclaimed expert on divorce and its impact on children. This comprehensive and empowering guide is filled with practical, effective ways to minimize the effects of divorce on children, and offers immediate solutions to the most critical parenting problems divorce brings. In this go-to resource, Christina McGhee addresses the issues of utmost importance to parents: ? How and when to tell the children about the divorce ? Guiding children through transition ?Helping children cope with having two homes ?Dealing with finances ?Managing a difficult relationship with an ex ?And more Offering advice on explaining things to every age group-from toddlers to teenagers-in plain, consistent, and age-appropriate terms, Parenting Apart also offers practical suggestions for parents to help them maintain their own sense of stability and take care of their own well-being while taking care of their kids.

The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner With Dsm 5 Updates 2nd Edition

Author: K. Daniel O'Leary
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119063124
Size: 18.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 4390
The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, 2e provides treatment planning guidelines and an array of pre-written treatment plan components for behavioral and psychological problems, including communication problems, blended-family problems, depression due to relationship problems, financial conflict, parenting conflicts, infidelity, sexual dysfunction, work/home role strain, and separation and divorce. Clinicians with will find this up-to-date revision an invaluable resource. It features: Treatment plan components for 35 behaviorally based presenting problems including jealousy, midlife crisis, parenting conflicts, and sexual dysfunction. All chapters are updated to include the latest research and clinical developments and to indicate evidence-based treatment interventions throughout. Updated to include DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnostic codes. Includes three new chapters: Internet Sexual Use; Retirement; Parenthood Strain. Two intimate partner violence chapters ? one covering bidirectional Intimate partner violence and one covering intimate terrorism. Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions -- plus space to record your own treatment plan options. A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet the requirements of most insurance companies and third-party payers.

Between Two Worlds

Author: Elizabeth Marquardt
Publisher: Crown
Size: 25.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 7233
Offers a study of the impact of divorce on the emotional and spiritual lives of children, drawing on interviews with young adults to demonstrate that even amicable divorces have lasting effects on children.

Blended Families

Author: Stefan Kiesbye
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Size: 28.31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 250
Discusses the experiences of individuals in blended families in the United States, including the views of both children and parents in blended families, and how they help form a new understanding of a family unit.

A Family Album

Author: Insight for Living
ISBN: 9781579724610
Size: 24.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 562