A positive book boosting the courage a stepmomneeds to start a new family.
Book Review by Jan Wilson
The Courage to Be a Stepmom: Finding Your Place Without Losing Yourself
by Sue Patton Thoele
It takes courage from both parents to start a new family and a lot of that courage must come from mom. This is a positive book that puts many of the myths of stepmotherhood to rest.
It takes courage from both parents to start a new family but a lot of that courage must come from mom. Sue Thoele, a psychotherapist, mom, & stepmom, draws from her own experience as a stepmother to bring that courage to other stepmoms. She also uses interviews from over 30 other stepmothers to bring reality to the book.
The underlying premises of the book are
You have to be willing to grow yourself in order to promote growth in your stepfamily.
Being a stepmom is extremely challenging and is sometimes quite painful.
Being a stepmom is potentially quite rewarding as a life role.
The author encourages stepmothers to look within and work with their feelings, expectations and beliefs to build a successful stepfamily. A good book for veteran stepmothers and a lifesaver for new stepmoms, this is a positive book that puts many of the myths of stepmotherhood to a well-deserved rest.
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