Our Stepfamily (Thoughts and Feelings) ISBN: 9780749674977
Johnson, Julie
Published by Franklin Watts, 2007
Aimed quite specifically at children learning to live in a stepfamily, this book provides reassurance and practical advice, the gist of which is to give the new relationships a chance. Talking about problems, a williingness to compromise, a realisation that things may never be perfect, feelings of jealousy - even dislike - are seen as natural but important to overcome. Photos of children admitting to problems in their own families and how they have adjusted, cartoon illustrations and basic text cover the difficulties thoroughly and clearly, from new babies in the stepfamily, to having to move home and school, to having to share a room. Helpful addresses, websites, and further reading complete a helpful information book.
Age: 6+