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Active Parenting for Stepfamilies in 3 - More Info for Participants

program by Michael H. Popkin, PhD, and Elizabeth Einstein, MA, LMFT

A video-based program to help parents and stepparents build a powerful parenting team, strengthen your marriage, and guide children through the transition to a new family—in just three classes!

Getting married is the easy part!
When a stepfamily is formed, everyone needs to learn new rules: Mom and Dad need to learn how to work together as a team. Children and teens must adapt to changes. Everyone needs to build good relationships with new family members. Active Parenting for Stepfamilies in 3 is here to help!

Video, discussion, and activities make for a fast-paced workshop
Active Parenting for Stepfamilies in 3 uses entertaining video scenes to demonstrate common stepfamily challenges and solutions. Each workshop allows plenty of time for group discussion and activities.

Here's what you'll be learning:
(Note: the content and format of each workshop is determined
by the leader of that workshop and may differ from what is shown below.
Your workshop may provide a Parent's Guide; if not you can order it here.
Check with your workshop leader for complete details.)

Session I: Stepfamily Living
– Emotional baggage
– Adjusting expectations
– 5 Guidelines for Active Stepparents
Session II: Turning Differences into Opportunities
– Dealing with differences
– Avoiding loyalty conflicts
– Establishing limits (of time, space, authority, money)
Session III: Encouraging Stepfamily Success
– Discipline in a stepfamily
– The power of encouragement