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  • Published: 27 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742533520
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224
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Surviving Step-families


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Becoming a step-parent is one of the toughest journeys anyone could ever take, but the rewards can be immeasurable. In this insightful and reassuring book, Australia's leading parenting expert Michael Carr-Greg offers practical advice that will help to give your new family the greatest chance of success.

An essential handbook for any step-parent or anyone considering joining the ranks of the fastest-growing family group in Australia.
Becoming a step-parent is one of the toughest journeys anyone could ever take, but the rewards can be immeasurable. In this insightful and reassuring book, Australia's leading parenting expert Michael Carr-Greg offers practical advice on the following:

- the typical stages of step-family transition
- the particular challenges of the first two years
- how to manage conflict and build lasting relationships
- dealing with the ex
- the great 'no-nos' of step-parenting
- the essential lessons every step-parent needs to learn.

Surviving Step-Families is an invaluable resource that will help to give your new family the greatest chance of success.

  • Pub date: 27 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742533520
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Michael Carr-Gregg

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is an adolescent psychologist, a well-respected speaker and one of Australia's leading authorities on teenage behaviour. In 1985 he founded CanTeen, the acclaimed cancer patients' support group for teenagers in New Zealand and Australia.

Carr-Gregg has been a regular on Melbourne radio 3AW, the resident parenting expert on Channel 7's Sunrise and a regular on its Morning Show. He has written several bestselling books on parenting, including Surviving Adolescents, The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0, Beyond Cyberbullying and When to Really Worry. He has also worked with organisations including Reach Out and beyondblue and has been the 'Agony Uncle' for Girlfriend magazine. He has won many awards for his work.

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