The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting book cover

Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN


Man and woman relationships alone are difficult. When you add his kids, her kids, his ex, her ex and the in-laws, most people cannot handle the pressure. Step-families require more effort and understanding because of more people involved, and this often includes young ones who didn’t ask to be put into the situation to begin with.

The manner in which you approach the role of parent or step parent and the attitude you put forth will differ from those around you. You must pay particular attention to your actions so as to not alienate yourself from your partner or the children. Things to take into consideration when blending a family are: finances, living arrangements, holidays, grandparent responsibilities, and legal ramifications. These are just a sample of the items we will cover. Not everyone is willing to take on this responsibility, but you have made the decision to do so. I hope you will learn from the information contained herein to make the transition easy for everyone involved.

This may sound difficult and you may already want to give up. Don’t give up! I can assure you things will be great!

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Slide 2012 UP Writers Contest The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting was a runner up in the 2012 UP Writers Contest for Best First Chapter 2011 Global eBook Nominee 2012 Global eBook The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting was nominated in the Global eBook awards contest. Honorable Mention Ribbon 2012 - San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention – General Non-fiction category - San Francisco Book Festival - May 2012 Slide 2012 - Living Now Book Award 2012 Living Now Book Award Gold (winner) - Living Now Book Award in Family/Parenting Honorable Mention Ribbon 2012 Southern California Book Festival Honoralbe Mention. USA Best Book Awards Your book had been honored as a "Finalist:" in the "Parenting/Family: General" category. Slide Honorable Mention Ribbon 2012 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention