No matter who you are, and how much experience you have had with kids, becoming a step-parent, or "blending" families is difficult work. This book presents 8 Strategies, in the form of action steps, to maximise anyone's chances of success. Written in a non-apologetic voice, the authors present strong and specific direction for handling common problems. Vignettes of 30 real-life family situations support the strategies suggested. Issues and examples are applicable cross-culturally, and address needs of both men and women.
Nadir Baksh, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 23 years of clinical experience in office practice, counseling parents, children and teenagers in family and behavioral matters. Laurie Elizabeth Murphy, Ph.D. has worked as a counsellor with marital and family issues since 1988. She is the mother of four grown children.