USA Best Book Winner in Parenting/Divorce!
Blended Families, Blendered Style
Married couples with children divorce 40% of the time. In less than three years after that divorce, chances are both mom and dad are remarried, and probably each to someone who has kids of their own. The single most explosive and divisive issue in those marriages? Stepparenting.
Wouldn't it be nice if we all lived in a bubble gum and sugar plum world where, without a ripple on Lake Placid, kids embraced stepparents and appreciated their contributions? Where stepsiblings didn't compete for attention and argue over favorites and fairness? Well, we don't.
So what we need when stepparenting is a good plan. A plan for blending, or blendering if you will, the disparate stepchildren and their parents into a chunky smoothie of stepfamily goodness. How To Screw Up Your Kids helps the parents everyone predicts will fail prove all the naysayers wrong. Through the use of practical human relations principles and the author's achingly honest and often hilarious stories, readers will learn to envision and instill a unique set of family values and culture into their new household, and by God, have fun doing it.
>>> See why Hutchins is called an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer" and "the Erma Bombeck of her generation."
>>>The reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good.
"Funny and helpful." — Shirley Dudley, author of Blended Family Advice
"Informative and witty." — Joana James, author of Finding Romeo
"I use it with my clients."— Ann Orchard, Counselor and therapist
>>>Stepparenting means you're stepcoupling, too.
Be sure to read this with its companion book, How to Screw Up Your Marriage: Do-Over Tips for First-Time Failures.