HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHAPTERS
#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.