The Business of Co-Parenting for Stepparents: How to Responsibly Invest in Your Blended Family & Build Harmony
Although the blended family structure seems to be the most common nowadays, it's arguably also the most challenging. Not only do 60-70% of blended families end in divorce, but based on years of studies, there's an unwavering consensus that children in blended families face greater negative risks than their counterparts. Among other things, they face an increased risk of conflict in the home, lower academic performance, juvenile delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, and are three times more likely to need psychological counseling. "America's Blended Family Expert," Merissa V. Grayson, believes that with the right mindset and action, both your marriage and children can thrive despite the odds against them. In "The Business of Co-Parenting for Stepparents", Merissa teaches you her Business Model Mindset; a way of thinking that is goal based, action oriented, and focused on protecting your most important assets - your marriage and blended family. By incorporating this model into your blended family, you will learn to: -Master the dynamics of a blended family and understand everyone involved; -Understand the many roles of a stepparent and the powerful impact your actions alone can have on your family; -Adjust to new things: new schedules, new home life, and your new family members; -Handle things the legal way: help your spouse navigate the legal system to protect your family from unnecessary interruptions & problems; -Implement the "Blended Family Bylaws" required to build harmony. And much more! This book has empowered stepparents and dramatically changed their lives by changing the way they think about blended family living...and it can change your life too!