What are the best books for step-parents?

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    #1The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive

    The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive

    The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive is a book by Ron Dea and Laura Petherbridge. This book is a guide for step-mothers who are having a hard time dealing with their step-children. 

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    Jerry Lee
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book was written especially for step-parents who are trying to learn how to handle the intricate challenges of dealing with step-children. It can be a very challenging time, especially for new step-parents, and any bit of help you can get is needed. This book has very simple, practical ways of learning to cope."
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    #2How To Win As A Stepfamily

    How To Win As A Stepfamily

    How To Win As A Stepfamily is a book by Emily Visher and John Visher. It was first published in 1992. This is a guidebook for foster parents to know how to be well in being a parent. 

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    Wayne Austin
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book is alright - there's nothing incredibly groundbreaking in it that you could not find anywhere else, though. It can be difficult to give concrete advice on this topic - too much depends on the unique family situation found in each blended relationship. The book can provide some basics, but one has to apply its knowledge to their own situation using common sense and context clues."
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    #3Becoming A Stepfamily

    Becoming A Stepfamily

    Becoming A Stepfamily is a book by Patricia Papernow. It tells how a stepfamily will stay together. It includes the challenges of being in a stepfamily and how it can be as happy as a biological one. 

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    Edward Peterson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This solution could for sure help out step families"
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    #4Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage

    Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage

    Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage is a book by Peter Gerlach. This is a guidebook for divorced couples and how they will manage to nourish their child even after the separation.

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    Sai Rodrigues
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage is volume 6 of a multi-part series on modern parenting. Like its predecessors, this volume is long on New Age style cliches and hokey recommendations and short on practical insight."
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    #5How to Get Your Children to Clean Their Rooms

    How to Get Your Children to Clean Their Rooms

    How to Get Your Children to Clean Their Rooms Using Rubric Rules: A Teacher's Strategy is a nonfiction parenting book written by Katie Ely and illustrated by Hunter Hobbs. Published in 2015 by Createspace.

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    Nicole Fox
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I don't know much about Rubric Rules, but if it helps a parent, I all for it."
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    #6Adopted for Life

    Adopted for Life

    Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches by Russell D. Moore, C.J. Mahaney was published in 2009. It describes how adoption is part of being evangelical.

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    Eugene Barnes
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "If you're a step-parent or adoptive parent, you may find this book interesting. The focus is very much on adoption, not step-parenting, and very much from a Christian perspective. The book is therefore not relevant to my interests, and I wouldn't give it to a secular couple looking to adopt. "
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    #7In Their Own Voices

    In Their Own Voices

    In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories by Rita James Simon, Rhonda M. Roorda is a book in which they argue about the effects of the foster parents' ethnic background to the child/children they have adopted.

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    Brian Moore
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "An odd story really. Feels manufactured and kind of dull. Due to the boring nature of it I can't say I enjoyed it."
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    #8There Is No Me Without You

    There Is No Me Without You

    There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children by Melissa Fay Greene is about how children regained happiness as they found adoptive parents to love them.

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    Debra Simpson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "seems more like a book about adoption, does not fit"
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    #9Somebody Else's Kids

    Somebody Else's Kids

    Somebody Else's Kids by Torey L. Hayden is about how the four children who came from different paths became family as they entered Torey Hayden's class. Torey helped these children to love and understand one another.

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    Christine Snyder
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Never give up on a child. This seems to be the motto with the books the author writes. They are compelling, sad, happy and more. A must read for every teacher and parent."
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    #10Attaching in Adoption

    Attaching in Adoption

    Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents by Deborah D. Gray was published in 2005. This book is ideal for adoptive parents in order to learn children's needs and stages. It contains parenting strategies.

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    Nancy Hunter
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "While this book is not exactly aimed at step parents, it still helped me a bit. It is more about adoption, however a lot of the bonding help in the book rings true to either situation. I recommend reading this if you are a new step parent, but there are probably better books specifically for being a step parent."

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Best What are the best books for step-parents
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You ThriveBooks 46 Paid
2How To Win As A StepfamilyBooks 45 Paid
3Becoming A StepfamilyBooks 42 Paid
4Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or RemarriageBooks 25 Paid
5How to Get Your Children to Clean Their RoomsBooks 22 Paid
6Adopted for LifeBooks 9 Paid
7In Their Own VoicesBooks 7 Paid
8There Is No Me Without YouBooks 5 Paid
9Somebody Else's KidsBooks 4 Paid
10Attaching in AdoptionBooks 1 Paid
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