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Best Step Parenting Books To Read

Our list of some of the best Step Parenting books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

STEP PARENTING: 50 One-Minute DOs and DON’Ts for Stepdads and Stepmoms (2016)

 Best Step Parenting Books To ReadA great step parenting and blended families resource for both the stepparent and the existing parent. Tired of reading a book that is hundreds of pages in length, then thinking they could have boiled down the “important parts” and saved you a lot of time? Here’s a book that eliminates the fluff and gives you just the nuggets in 50 one or two-page chapters, each with an accompanying photo. Fast, easy and insightful reading.
Author(s): Randall Hicks

Parenting Young Children: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Children Under Six (2008)

 Best Step Parenting Books To ReadIt's true that children do not come with instructions, but there is help in this fine handbook. Parenting Young Children gives parents the tools to tackle the special challenges of parenting infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Author(s): Don Dinkmeyer Sr. , Gary D. McKay, et al.

The Smart Stepdad: Steps to Help You Succeed (2011)

 Best Step Parenting Books To ReadPart of Ron's of books (over 250,000 copies sold) including The Smart Stepfamily, The Smart Stepmom, Dating and the Single Parent, The Smart Stepfamily Marriage, Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily, and The Smart Stepfamily Guide to Financial Planning.  While resources abound for stepmothers, stepfathers are often left to travel a difficult road without clear directions.
Author(s): Ron L. Deal

Parenting Teenagers: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens (2007)

 Best Step Parenting Books To ReadParents know the challenges of raising teenagers. This popular STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) guide is filled with easy-to-understand-and-apply skills that helps parents connect with teens and deal with their "issues." From the STEP/teen program, with practical guidance on social pressure, dating, grades, career plans, and alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse prevention.
Author(s): Dinkmeyer Sr. PhD, Don, McKay PhD, Gary, et al.

Stepparenting: Becoming A Stepparent: A Blended Family Guide to: Parenting, Raising Children, Family Relationships and Step Families (2015)

 Best Step Parenting Books To ReadYou are certainly not alone, and this book is here to help you. Starting a new family in which you have to integrate your life with that of your stepchildren can pose unique challenges that are not present in nuclear or biological families. Stepparents want nothing more than for things to work out with their new family, but sometimes, the issues that arise may just seem so overwhelming. Don’t worry because this book has you covered.
Author(s): Mathew Massimo, Sofia Price

The Single Girl’s Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming A Stepmother With Humor And Grace (2005)

 Best Step Parenting Books To ReadA funny, honest, and empathetic resource for the novice stepmother, which includes advice on : Adjusting to suspicion, resentment, and biological-parent loyalties; : Living calmly alongside her, whether she’s a psycho or the perfect mother; : Accommodating old family traditions and developing new ones; : Keeping love alive through the kids’ bed-wetting and nightmares. Plus an invaluable list of resources, websites, publications, and organizations specifically for the new stepmother.
Author(s): Sally Bjornsen

Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do (2015)

 Best Step Parenting Books To ReadHalf of all women in the United States will live with or marry a man with children. And what woman with stepchildren has not—in order to defuse the often overwhelming challenges and anxieties she experiences—referred to herself as a “stepmonster”? What Hope Edelman’s book has done for motherless daughters, Wednesday Martin’s empowering and original Stepmonster does for stepmothers: unlocks the emotional mysteries of why they think and feel and act the way they do.
Author(s): Martin Ph.D., Wednesday

Stepfamilies: Love, Marriage, and Parenting in the First Decade (1999)

 Best Step Parenting Books To ReadBased on a landmark longitudinal study, the nation’s leading expert on stepfamilies reveals his breakthrough findings and offers the first detailed guide to easing the conflicts of stepfamily life and healing the scars of divorce.There are more than twenty million stepfamilies in America.  For most of them, the simple, daily issues that challenge every family are even more anxiety-provoking.  Afte…
Author(s): James H. Bray, John Kelly

Wisdom On Step-Parenting: How to Succeed Where Others Fail (2012)

 Best Step Parenting Books To ReadSubtitle: How To Succeed Where Others Fail This book is for anyone who finds them self in the role of stepparent. No one plans on being a stepparent; it’s something that happens when you fall in love with someone who already has children. Just like parenting, it can be very fulfilling or it can be frustrating and heartbreaking. The choice is ours. Written by a psychologist and stepmother, who knows firsthand the challenges that being a stepparent can bring.
Author(s): Weiss-Wisdom Ph.D., Diana

Best Step Parenting Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some step parenting books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

SMALL STEPS TO GREAT PARENTING: the essential guide for busy parents

Author(s): Ben-Ari, Kalanit
ID: 2572501, Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 304 Kb, Format: epub

Raising Rosie: our story of parenting an intersex child

Author(s): Lohman, Eric;Lohman, Stephani
ID: 2716443, Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Year: 2018, Size: 688 Kb, Format: epub

1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting

Author(s): Thomas Phelan
ID: 1591110, Publisher: Sourcebooks, Year: 2016, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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