Over 30 million children live with a stepparent in what many call blended families. Although each family has a unique set of circumstances, everyone faces similar challenges. Where should you live? Should you change your children’s last names? What about in-laws? Should you have more babies? Who disciplines whom?
A new new book, We’re Not Blended, We’re Pureed, asks if two families can ever learn to cohabitate in peace. With the help of God, the answer is yes.
Perfect for those who feel like they’ve turned into fairy-tale wicked stepparents, dating couples, newlyweds, pastors, and counselors—this book offers Diana Lesire Brandmeyer’s real-life experiences paired with expert advice from certified professional counselor Marty C. Lintvedt.
Both authors have created an engaging, readable text that is held together with humor and liberally peppered with informative commentary. This matter-of-fact book shows readers that if they’ve ever felt like they’re not cut out for the stepparent job, they are not alone.
Readers will learn:
1. The pros and cons of changing your children’s last names
2. How to deal with sibling rivalries
3. What to do when siblings try to play parents against each other
4. Why in-laws may resist accepting you or your children
5. Practical advice on discipline
If you or someone that you know is struggling to raise children in a blended family then visit cph.org to learn more…..