Thursday, March 24, 2016

Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships - Stepfamily Australia

Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships - Stepfamily Australia:

Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships draws on current research, a wide variety of clinical modalities, and thirty years of clinical work with stepfamily members to describe the special challenges stepfamilies face.
Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn'tThe book presents the concept of "stepfamily architecture" and the five challenges it creates, and delineates three different levels of strategies―psychoeducation, building interpersonal skills, and intrapsychic work―for meeting those challenges in dozens of different settings.
The model is designed to be useful both to stepfamily members themselves and to a wide variety of practitioners, from a highly trained clinician who needs to know how and when to work on all three levels, to a school counselor or clergy person who may work on the first two levels but refer out for level three.
It will also be useful to educators, judges, mediators, lawyers and medical personnel who will practice on the first level, but need to understand the other two to guide their work.

Friday, March 18, 2016

A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think and Feel : Information

A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think and Feel : Information:

When faced with often overwhelming challenges, what woman with stepchildren is unfamiliar with that “stepmonster” feeling?

Half of all women in the United States will live with or marry a man with children. To guide women new to this role—and empower those who are struggling with it—Wednesday Martin draws upon her own experience as a stepmother.
She's frank about the harrowing process of becoming a stepmother, she considers the myths and realities of being married to a man with children, and she counteracts the cultural notion that stepmothers are solely responsible for the problems that often develop.
Along the way, she interviews other stepmothers and stepchildren and offers up fascinating insights from literature, anthropologypsychology, and evolutionary biology that explain the little-understood realities of this unique parent-child relationship and—in an unexpected twist—shows why the myth of the Wicked Stepmother is the single best tool for understanding who real stepmothers are and how they feel.
Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do:Wednesday Martin: 0046442758192: Books

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Do Your Own California Adoption - Stepfamily Australia

Do Your Own California Adoption - Stepfamily Australia:

Stepparents and domestic partners can adopt a child in California without a lawyer, and Do Your Own Adoption in California shows you how.
Packed with plain-English information and instructions, it’s the only book available that takes adopting parents through the entire process, one step at a time. Find out how to:
*decide if adoption is right for your family
*determine if it’s legally possible
*choose the correct procedure
*prepare and file all necessary papers with the court
*terminate the rights of an absent parent
*have your adoption petition approved by a judge
The 6th edition includes the latest forms and is updated to reflect legal changes that now allow same-sex couples to use these streamlined procedures. All the forms you need are included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.
Do Your Own California Adoption: Nolo’s Guide for Stepparents and Domestic Partners: Frank Zagone, Emily Doskow: 9780873379380: Books

Adoption within families - Canada - Stepfamily Australia

Adoption within families - Canada - Stepfamily Australia:

With the increase in blended families that is taking place across Canada, an issue that may arise with greater frequency is that of adoption within families.
What are the legal requirements and procedures involved if a grandparent, step-parent or other family member wants to adopt a child that is within their family?
In Quebec, adoption that takes place within a family is known as “adoption by special consent.” This type of adoption normally requires the consent of the biological parents.