Written by the UK's number one parenting counsellor, 'teach yourself Successful Step-Parenting' is a practical guide to coping with the many issues faced by the blended family, and to deriving a positive relationship with your family members. It is full of straightforward and easy-to-follow advice that anyone can act on, with plenty of emotional support for you in times of need. It covers not just all the members of the family involved directly, but also such knock-on issues as grandparents and access. With help for children of all ages, mums and dads, it takes a step-by-step approach to the subject, covering everything from the earliest days of a new relationship to the issues raised by a new baby, with sensible information on finances and schools, and suggestions for stress-free holidays.
Suzie Hayman is well known for her work as a Relate-trained counsellor and agony aunt on television and in a variety of different papers and magazines. She is the author of over 24 books and gives advice to hundreds of people through her website www.agony-aunt.com.