Friday, June 13, 2014

Stepmother Love

Ten inspiring stories from the frontline of parenting, including Sara Leonardi-McGrath

Stepmothers have a bad rap. Who gave Snow White the poisonous apple? Who enslaved Cinderella? Given that one in four Australian families are ‘blended’, it’s time to throw out the wicked stepmother image and give people a genuine account of what it’s like to walk in her shoes.

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Stepmother Love tells the stories of ten women who have chosen to take on the challenge of making a positive contribution to the lives of their stepchildren. There are no white picket fences or rose-coloured glasses, but there are many enriching insights into these families’ journeys to find happiness. This groundbreaking book reveals how these women overcame grief, hostility and even disinterest to build loving, long-term, trusting relationships with their stepchildren.

There are millions of stepmothers working hard on their family relationships and Stepmother Love is an inspiring collection of stories that will uplift, help and support any woman who is doing the toughest parenting gig of all – as well as acknowledge their tough role and the courage it takes to make it work. Most importantly, Stepmother Love celebrates the commitment they show in the day-to-day care of stepchildren of all ages as an act of love.

Sally Collins is the proud stepmother of two wonderful young women and set up her popular website http://www.stepmotherlove.com to share stories, tips and support. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and their young children.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Active Parenting for Stepfamilies

From Stepfamily Wiki

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For stepfamilies, getting married is the easy part!

This encouraging guide will help couples work together to raise children in the challenging stepfamily environment.

They will also learn how to use powerful communication and negotiation skills to strengthen marriage and family.

Written for parents and stepparents to use together, this book combines the knowledge of Active Parenting author Michael Popkin and stepfamily expert Elizabeth Einstein.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

ScreamFree Parenting

From Stepfamily Wiki

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You Can Start a Revolution in Your Family . . . Tonight

ScreamFree Parenting is not just about lowering your voice. It’s about learning to calm your emotional reactions and learning to focus on your own behavior more than your kids’ behavior . . . for their benefit. Our biggest enemy as parents is not the TV, the Internet, or even drugs. Our biggest enemy is our own emotional reactivity. When we say we “lost it” with our kids, the “it” in that sentence is our own adulthood. And then we wonder why our kids have so little respect for us, why our kids seem to have all the power in the family.

It’s time to do it differently. And you can. You can start to create and enjoy the types of calm, mutually respectful, and loving relationships with your kids that you’ve always craved. You can begin to revolutionize your family, starting tonight.

Read more...http://astore.amazon.com/stepfamilyaus-20/detail/0767927435

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Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking

Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking-Free Chapters: Aggressive Behavior, Behaving Shyly, Fighting Cleanup Routines, Getting Out of Bed at Night, "Hyper" Activity, LyingDiscipline without Shouting or Spanking is a practical guide that shows parents how to manage the most difficult part of parenting.

It provides proven methods for handling more than 30 of the most common forms of childhood misbehaviors.

Practical solutions lead to practical results! These free chapters will help you get started on a calmer path; Aggressive Behavior, Behaving Shyly, Fighting Cleanup Routines, Getting Out of Bed at Night, "Hyper" Activity, and Lying
Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking offers effective, practical, nonviolent options for correcting the most common behavior problems of preschoolers.

You will learn how to deal with misbehavior including temper tantrums, whining, negativity, sibling rivalry, possessiveness, aggressive behavior, resisting bedtime, playing with food, and many more problems -- without shouting or spanking.

The authors' advice will help you be a more effective parent and discipline your child in a loving yet firm way, without damaging self-esteem or natural curiosity about the world. This easy-to-use text has been formatted like a first-aid manual for handling misbehavior.

It has already helped over 700,000 parents.

Read more…http://astore.amazon.com/stepfamilyaus-20/detail/B0088Q9Q94