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Bethany House The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive

You are not alone on the stepmom journey. In The Smart Stepmom, you'll find practical advice on how to survive and thrive in your new blended family. Learn how to be a positive influence on children who are torn between two moms. When you're feeling rejected, there are steps you can do to improve your self image. Stepfamily expert Ron Deal and experienced stepmom Laura Petherbridge discuss how to handle holidays, adult stepchildren, between-home communication, and lots more. Stop ostracizing yourself and learn from others who have gone before you. Paperback. A Focus on the Family Recommendation.
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Customer Reviews for The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive
Review 1 for The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive
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Read this before considering remarriage w/ kids!

Date:January 2, 2014
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Maggie
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This book tells the whole truth of the challenges specific to step families. A must read before you say 'I do' that will also be helpful if you already have remarried.
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Review 2 for The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive
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Date:March 28, 2011
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It was for my wife, she asked for it, I got it and she is very happy with it.
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Review 3 for The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive
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Amazing Book

Date:March 28, 2011
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Location:Winchester, VA
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Being a step mom at 47 and never having children has been trialsome, but through the understanding of this book I have been able to release alot of burdens that I have been carrying. Boundaries are a huge asset to being an effective step mom, but knowledge of the loyalty no matter what deepens my faith and trust that they love me under all the pain whether they say it or not. Actions speak louder than words in step parenting.
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Review 4 for The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive
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Did not fit the mould!

Date:January 7, 2011
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Madame
Location:Sulphur, LA
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I have an entirely different stepmom "situation" than those two that were covered in the book. I am a woman raising the child of an absent biological mother and twins who don't remember their parents really being together because they were two when the split happened. It did give good "general" advise, but I did not get the deeper understanding of my own situation that I was seeking...
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Review 5 for The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive
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Date:December 8, 2009
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Linda Blocher
The person that I bought it for says she thinks it will help. She liked the picture on the front also.
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