HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHAPTERS

Stepping Stones To A Healthy Stepfamily, The Journy

#1 Stepping Stones for Grief and Loss

The Six Stages Of Healing. Grief Management Stepping Stone.

#2 Stepping Stones For Dealing With Emotional Baggage

Ties that Bind. What to Look for in Stepfamily Attachment. The Unfinished Business of Emotional Baggage.

#3 Stepping Stones For Couples

When the pair Bond is Threatened. How our Ability to Bond become Damaged. Dr. James Bray – The three Different Types of Stepfamilies. Unrealistic Expectations. Why Attachment is Key. The Insider-Outsider Gap in Stepfamilies.

#4 Stepping Stones for Creating Healthy Boundaries

#5 Stepping Stones for Healthy Parenting in a Stepfamily

To Be Respected, you Must Be Worthy of That Respect. How to Tell your Kids Some Sticky Truths. Sexual Abuse Within the Stepfamily. Sexual Issues That May Present in the Stepfamily. Danger Situations fo Children and Teens.

#6 Stepping Stones for Resolving Conflict

When Parents Are Excluded from a Child’s Life. Trouble with your Ex. How to Deal with Really Unreasonable Exes. Stumbling Stones – Danger Words. Decision Matrix Questions. Stepping Stone – Resentments, Regrets, and Appreciation Exercise.

#7 Stepping Stones fo Adult Stepfamilies

Common Issues in the All Adult Stepfamily. The importance of Timing. How Long Will This Take?

#8 Stepping Stones for Stepfathers

Stepfathers Who Have No Children of their Own. Stepfathers Who Have Children. When Ther Is a Mutal Child. Residence of the Stepchild. Non-Residential Parenting Stepparenting.

#9 Stepping Stones for Stepmothers

Stepmothers Who Don’t Have Children.

#10 Stepping Stones for Tose Who Seek Counseling

When a Stepfamily Marriage Ends. Recommendations for Choosing a Counselor and for Premarital Counseling.

#11 Stepping Stones for Relationship Building and Self-Care

Time For You. From My Heart to Yours. About the Author. References.