Book Blended Sourcebook

Review of The Friendship Factor.

A sourcebook for negotiating andintegrating blended families.

The Blended Family Sourcebook: A Guide to Negotiating Change

by David S. Chedekel, Karen O’Connell

Our families are ever-changing but changes within the blended family must be negotiated and all family members must be integrated.

New families and new family concepts are a growing reality in our society. Stepparents form a new family; couples adopt or foster a child; parents with children of their own take in an elderly parent; grandparents marry and blend both adult stepchildren and step grandchildren into a family; grandparents start raising their own grandchildren.

It is not easy to merge all loved ones (and often some not so lovable) into a new family. Changes within the new family must be negotiated and all family members must be integrated for a successful blending.

This is a practical guide with proactive solutions for new family relationships. The authors, both experienced psychologists, address the factors that affect the blending process, including cultural, socioeconomic, and religious differences.

This positive reference manual also provides:

  • Clear advice on when and where to seek professional help.
  • A detailed list of resources.
  • A set of guidelines to help with the blending process.

The Blended Family Sourcebook will help you make achieving peace within your own merged family a realistic goal.

CyberParent Recommended Reading for More Information: Introducing the StepParents’ Web StepParent Web Directory Q & A Series Blended Family Blended or Blender? New Stepparent: Now What? Stepkin: An Evolution What Is a Single Stepparent? Building Kinship Short and Long-Term Visitation Second Marriages with Children Both Are Non-Custody Parents Six Common Stepfamily Conflicts Thanks, Mike! Doggy-Blue

One Non-Custody Parent/Spouse Has Visitation Rights

Stepparents Seek Advice from Other Stepparents.

Stepfathers: A fact of life in America today.

Time-out: An Effective Discipline for Stepfamilies.

Multiple page series of letters about stepparenting from CyberParent surfers.

Genetic Engineering: What Is It and How Can It Affect My Family? Book Review: The Blended Family Sourcebook Book Review: Blending Families Book Review: The Courage to Be a Stepmom Book Review: Divorce and New Beginnings Book Review: Stepcoupling Book Review: Step Wars Book Review: Step Wise Book Review: Surviving Your Adolescents. Book Review: 1-2-3 Magic Book Review: The Combined Family Book Review: Living in a StepFamily

Note: The opinions expressed herein are exclusively those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the position of CyberParent. They are not intended to take the place of advice of a health professional whose advice you might need to seek.

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