The Enlightened Stepmother, Revolutionizing the Role by
Perdita Kirkness Norwood.
(See review in "Featured Books")
Stepmotherhood by Cherie Burns.
A book that normalizes a stepmother's emotions and experiences
in regard to her stepchildren. Respectful and empathetic to the
challenges of stepparenting.
When You Marry A Man With Children by Barbara Mullen Keenan.
A good book for helping a stepmother believe she has a right
to set the tone in the home she shares with her husband and children.
Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love by Janet
This is the only book so far that focuses exclusively on the
lesbian stepfamily. Lesbian Step Families is the outgrowth of
a study that follows five families. We read intimate personal
experiences and learn, from the author's experience, many ways
to create an optimal, healthy environment in a lesbian stepfamily.
Recommended for family members and counselors.
Women and Stepfamilies: Voices of Anger and Love edited
by Nan Bauer Maglin and Nancy Schniedewind.
This anthology presents a diverse collection of experiences by
women in every imaginable stepfamily relationship. Candid, realistic,
eye opening and heartening. A rare stepfamily book for its inclusion
of different racial, ethnic, class and sexual minority perspectives.
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