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Inhaltsangabe: When Ms. Philips wrote her first book, Stepchildren Speak, stepparents said, Hold on. I have a story, too, and my role is just as challenging, if not more so. And that was the seed for this new book, An Intricate Dance. Again Philips uses her talent for personal interview to glean stories from stepparents that not only tell their experiences but also provide valuable advice for those embroiled in or about to enter the world of stepparenting. The stepparents in the book, five moms and four dads, live in different parts of the country and their situations vary widely. Some have conflicting religious and cultural norms to deal with, others have unpleasant in-laws or birth parents to please, and all have stepchildren who are coping with their own issues. Some of the stepparents say her interviews are like going through therapy. At last they had a chance to tell how it really feels to be a stepparent. In one stepmother's words it felt like having to step up, or to step back, and sometimes to get stepped on. But all of the stepparents admitted that the reward for getting it right was well worth the effort. Some are now enjoying step-grandchildren. Enhancing this new book is a section in the back called Stepparent Workshop Guide. This is a 9-session curriculum to be facilitated by ministers, rabbis, counselors, or even stepparents themselves. It focuses on all the major pieces of advice Ms. Philips has compiled based on the stepparent stories. The sessions are user-friendly and could be held as well in a living room as in a classroom. An Intricate Dance: Stepparents Tell Us How They Found Their Rhythm (AYWN Publications, 2013, $15.95) is the perfect follow-up to author Susan Philips award-winning first book, Stepchildren Speak: 10 Grown-up Stepchildren Teach Us How to Grow Healthy Stepfamilies (AYWN Publications, 2005, $14.95). Many people believe no stepparent or counselor should be without them.
Über den Autor: Susan Philips is the Co-Director of College Path LA, a program to help first generation immigrant students through the college application process. She also consults with LACER Hollywood Stars, an organization that promotes quality after-school programming in arts, literacy and sports in several inner-city middle and high schools. Susan received a Master s Degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California and a teaching credential from the University of California at Irvine. This is her third book. Stepchildren Speak: 10 Grown-up Stepchildren Teach Us How to Build Healthy Stepfamilies, a collection of interviews with stepchildren, is her first. In the Heart of Another: Immigrant Women Tell Their stories, is her second. Susan lives in Los Angeles.
Buchbeschreibung AYWN Publications, 2013. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 167 pages. 8.40x5.40x0.50 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1893471241