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Publisher's Summary

Becoming a step-parent is one of the toughest journeys anyone could ever take, but the rewards can be immeasurable. In this insightful and reassuring book, Australia's leading parenting expert, Michael Carr-Greg, offers practical advice on the following:


The typical stages of step-family transition;
The particular challenges of the first two years;
How to manage conflict and build lasting relationships;
Dealing with the ex;
The great "no-nos" of step-parenting; and
The essential lessons every step-parent needs to learn.
Surviving Step-Families is an invaluable resource that will help to give your new family the greatest chance of success.
©2011 Michael Carr-Gregg (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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2 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 04-29-15

Eh. Kind of dry and more like a "manual".

Would you try another book from Michael Carr-Gregg and/or Michael Carr-Gregg?

I might.

What was most disappointing about Michael Carr-Gregg’s story?

I thought some of the book was very dry and seemed more like an instruction manual at times.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The accent was hard for me because I am from the United States. But at times, it was comical because of the word choices.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Big John on 08-11-13

i would have appreciated less "it's going to suck"

This is an exceptionally short book, out of four hours or so i think the author has to spend at least an hour repeating in a thousand ways how much step families are going to suck for the first few years. YEAH i got it, next subject, ohh the book is over? great.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 05-17-16

Really helpful book. Thanks Michael.

Really good book highlights a lot of areas where you can make your life easier. It was good to know our experiences are common and things will get better. Worth the read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alissa on 03-19-16

Great resourse

This book really helped me to know that the struggles im having with our step family are normal and gave me strategies to help get through them.

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