Talking about step families ISBN: 9780749655129
Levete, Sarah
Published by Franklin Watts (Talking About series), 2004
Lots of explanations about how it feels to be in a step family: how step families come about, guilt over birth parents, negative feelings about step-parents or siblings, the need to take time and be patient, and the fact that step families can turn out to be fun. The information tends to be general rather than specific, but while admitting to problems, the theme is positive. Good colour pictures, some stories from individual chidren's experiences, and 'Did You Know' boxes add to the accessibility. An index, a short list of reading, and addresses and web sites are included.
Age: 6+