The Smart Stepfamily

Author: Ron L. Deal
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441264205
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Discover the Keys to a Healthy Stepfamily Leading stepfamily expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. Whether married or soon-to-be-married, you'll discover how to · Solve the everyday puzzles of stepparenting and stepchildren relationships · Communicate effectively with an ex-spouse · Handle stepfamily finances confidently · "Cook" your stepfamily slowly rather than expect an instant blend This revised and expanded edition has updated research and two new chapters with even more real-world advice on topics such as stepsibling relationships and later-life stepfamilies.

The Smart Stepfamily

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Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1585588253
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Ron Deal explodes the myth of the "blended" family as he provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues that stepfamilies face. He helps remarried and soon-to-be married couples Recognize the unique personality and place of each family member Solve the everyday puzzles of stepparenting and stepchildren relationships Learn communication skills to deal with ex-spouses Honor families of origin while developing new traditions Invest the time to grow their stepfamily slowly rather than look for instant results

The Smart Stepfamily Guide To Financial Planning

Author: Ron L. Deal
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493421859
Size: 53.36 MB
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Money issues are a frequent source of conflict in all marriages. But blended families are a monetary minefield. Debts, bills, and child support payments from previous relationships often influence the finances of a blended family. And planning for college expenses, retirement, and inheritance gets even more complicated in remarriage. These issues can explode couple unity and blow up developing family harmony. However, proper blended family money management can make money an asset to your relationship, not a liability. The authors use over 50 years of combined financial planning and blended family educational experience to help you envision your combined financial future and plan for how you'll get there. You'll discover practical ways to merge your current financial realities and protect your marriage while doing so. Get real-world financial advice specific to unique blended family legal and relational matters so you can provide for your family both now and in the future.

The Smart Stepfamily Marriage

Author: Ron L. Deal
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 144126633X
Size: 16.98 MB
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Make This Marriage Last a Lifetime Leading blended family authority Ron Deal and marriage and family expert David Olson show you how to build on your relationship strengths and improve your weaknesses. Whether you're dating, engaged, a young stepfamily, or an empty-nest couple, The Smart Stepfamily Marriage gives you the tools you need at any stage to create a remarriage that will last. Each chapter of this book explores one of the key qualities of happy remarriages as identified by research. Like a GPS for your relationship, this book has built-in discussion questions that can help you and your partner discover where you are, where you'd like to be, and how to get there. The online survey gives you a report with personalized results for your relationship. "The Smart Stepfamily Marriage is the road map to a healthy marriage."--Gary D. Chapman, PhD, author, The Five Love Languages and When Sorry Isn't Enough "Remarried or marrying again? This book is loaded with specific, useful ideas for helping your marriage reach its full potential."--Scott Stanley, PhD, author, A Lasting Promise; research professor, University of Denver "This book is a must-read for any remarried couple. It includes the tools needed to create and maintain a wonderful remarriage."--from the foreword by Evelyn Husband Thompson, widow of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband, now remarried to Bill Thompson "The Smart Stepfamily Marriage is the most up-to-date, relevant, complete guide for remarried couples--I know of no other resource like it."--Francesca Adler-Baeder, PhD, professor and director, Center for Children, Youth, and Families, Auburn University; director, National Stepfamily Resource Center "This book will help you thrive in your marriage and beat the odds of divorce. The preventative information is the best I have ever seen, and the practical application covers it all. I have put The Smart Stepfamily Marriage at the top of my resource library for couples who find themselves in this beautiful and yet challenging world of remarriage."--Jim Burns, PhD, president, HomeWord, author of Creating an Intimate Marriage, Confident Parenting, and The Purity Code "Remarriages have unique challenges and different relational needs than first marriages. Based on a national study of 50,000 couples, this book is a wonderful resource for remarriage couples. Take the online Couple Checkup and get a report about your relationship, read the book, and build a relationship that lasts!"--Dr. Gary Smalley, author of The DNA of Relationships "You want a marriage that lasts forever, right? Blended family couples can beat the odds--this book will tell you how."--Dr. Dennis Rainey, president of FamilyLife, author of Stepping Up

The Smart Stepfamily Participant S Guide

Author: Ron L. Deal
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441264213
Size: 63.81 MB
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Practical Solutions to the Issues Stepfamilies Face The Smart Stepfamily Participant's Guide provides discussion questions to use before and after watching the DVD, space to take notes, and bonus reading material. Includes leader instructions and guidelines for facilitating effective groups.

Successful Blended Families

Author: Dr. Mabel Radebe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469146657
Size: 13.41 MB
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According to experts, being involved in a prior marriage decreases the success rate of subsequent marriages. The aim of this book is to reduce the failure rate of remarriages and to promote the success of blended families. Successful Blended Families addresses the common challenges of blended family life and provides practical tools for dealing with them effectively. Attention is given to children in these families, step-parenting, preparation for remarriage as well as the building blocks for a successful blended family. If you are in a blended family or planning to establish such a family, this book is for you. If you are a professional who works with blended families or you simply want to gain more insight and understanding of blended family life, this book is worth reading.

The School Counseling And School Social Work Treatment Planner With Dsm 5 Updates 2nd Edition

Author: Sarah Edison Knapp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119063094
Size: 56.34 MB
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"School-aged children (grades K-12) are often faced with personal problems that can hinder their ability to succeed in the school environment. This Treatment Planner focuses on school-related problems such as study and organizational skill deficits and academic motivation/underachievement, as well as "outside" issues such as blended families, divorce, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and parenting skill deficits. This new edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions including coverage of disruptive classroom behaviors, reinforcing student success, bullying, peer conflict, and school violence and includes DSM-IV-TR, DSM-5, ICD-9, and ICD-10 diagnostic codes"--

The Stepfamily Survival Guide

Author: Natalie Nichols Gillespie
Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company
ISBN: 9780800759216
Size: 23.36 MB
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This handbook addresses the painful issues that arise for many stepfamilies. The author also shares her own experiences and gives advice and encouragement on how stepfamilies can both thrive and glorify God.