A practical guide for all those living, or preparing to live, in a step-family. Drawing on real-life examples, the authors - both step-parents themselves - help parents to explore key issues and to find the way forward that is best for them. Questions addressed include: - Will I make a good step-parent? - What if we disagree over parenting styles? - My past experiences of family life aren't good. Can I really make it work this time round? - What about money issues? And where are we going to live? - How will the other children feel if we have a new baby?
CHRISTINE TUFNELL works for Care for the Family as their Life in a Stepfamily project manager, and is a regular speaker at Spring Harvest. She and her husband Tony are both step-parents and have 6 children between them. They are also qualified counsellors.