Practical Fiction Unveils the Secrets to Successful Blended Families

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Dr. Mabel Radebe’s informative book promotes good mental health and helps enhance the quality of family life—as it is packed with both preventive and remedial value in the area of blended families

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Blended families are becoming common in most communities, and are definitely on the rise. As a result, there is a dire need to address the challenges surrounding blended families, promote an increase in the number of successful blended families and harness the escalating divorce rate of the remarried couples. How can one deal with the unavoidable challenges on the road of blended families? What are the concrete practical things to do to build successful blended families? These and many other significant questions will be explicated in author Dr. Mabel Radebe’s Successful Blended Families: Promoting Great Stepfamilies, a revealing book aimed at promoting mental health and the quality of family life—with both preventive and remedial value in the area of blended families.

This book aims to promote healthy and successful blended families by highlighting the common denominators in successful blended families, the building blocks to the success of such families, as well as the bumps and traps to be avoided on the way. It further offers the readers some practical ways of successfully dealing with the common challenges of blended families, thereby promoting success. Between the covers of this book, readers will find a detailed description of blended families. It highlights the challenges of blending process and explains the different types of blended families, including those found in the Bible. It discusses common challenges and some practical ways to combat them; the factors that give birth to the challenges and prevention; the children involved and their adjustments; the guidelines for effective step-parenting; various stages of remarriage preparation; building blocks used to set up a successful blended families; and the shared experiences of people in successful blended families.

Promoting awareness to inspire successful blended families and decrease the unsuccessful ones are the ultimate goal of this book. It is ideal for those who have been remarried or contemplating remarriage, children of blended families, the helping professionals, for people in blended families, and those who would like to increase their understanding of the dynamics of blended families.

Successful Blended Families: Promoting Great Stepfamilies will be featured at the 2012 Book Expo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012.

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About the Author
The author is a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience in helping people to face the challenges of blended families. She is the author of a book Towards a better understanding of the Midlife transition: Understanding the Second adolescence (2009). She holds a doctoral degree in Psychology and has lectured at three universities in South Africa. She is married to Pastor Rapitsi and is currently in private practice as a psychologist.

Successful Blended Families * by Dr. Mabel Radebe
Promoting Great Stepfamilies
Publication Date: January 26, 2012
Trade Paperback; UK£13.99; 160 pages; 978-1-4691-4663-8
Trade Hardback; UK£23.99; 160 pages; 978-1-4691-4664-5
Ebook; UK£3.99; 978-1-4691-4665-2
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