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"Cinderella Revisited is full of useful tips and starting points for adults and children. It's not just about surviving but making stepfamily life more acceptable and fun for everyone"

National Stepfamily Association

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Cinderella Revisited
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Cinderella Revisited:
How to Survive Your Stepfamily Without A Fairy Godmother

Although living in a stepfamily can be, at times, very difficult and a lot of hard work, as Dr. Marshall points out, it can also be a very rewarding experience. For a while it may be hard for the members of two separate families to suddenly form a new family with unfamiliar people or virtual strangers, but with patience, understanding, and a little bit of help, it is entirely possible to survive your stepfamily without a fairy godmother.

Among other things, Dr. Marshall discusses:

  • Dealing with the sense of loss after the breakup of a nuclear family.
  • The stigma of the "broken home" label.
  • Handling discipline and facing the old line, "you can't tell me what to do, you're not my mother/father."
  • The "instant love" myth.
  • The realities of the blended family and co-parenting arrangements.
  • Extended family relationships, including stepsiblings and stepgrandparents.

Both insightful and educational, Cinderella Revisited offers practical guidance to help all members of a stepfamily understand each other, and themselves, better.


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