The Smart Stepdad
Steps to Help You Succeed
The Tools You Need to Be a Great Stepdad
As a stepdad, you've taken on a heroic challenge. Leading stepfamily expert Ron Deal equips you to navigate the stepparenting minefield with
- Everyday advice on how to connect with your stepchildren, be a godly role model, and maintain a strong bond with your wife
- Perspective on what the kids are going through--and why things don't work the same as in a biological family
- Wisdom for handling tricky issues such as discipline, dealing with your wife's ex, and hugging your stepdaughter
Two chapters for your wife to read and tips for her throughout the book will help the two of you work as a team. This is the survival guide that every stepfather needs to succeed.
"The Smart Stepdad sheds a bright light on the unique challenges of being a stepdad. Your role is vital to your family and this book can help you find success."
-John Rosemond, family psychologist, author of The Well-Behaved Child: Discipline That Really Works!
"Finally!!! This book is long overdue. It is an absolute 'must read' for any stepdad or man who is dating a lady with children. Ron has given a very clear map for success for men who are in one of the most important positions in the Kingdom."
-Dr. Chuck Stecker, President / Founder of A Chosen Generation
"To climb Stepdad Mountain you need a climbing guide; Ron Deal and this book are it. Get started."
-Dr. Kevin Leman, author of Have a New Kid by Friday
"At Focus on the Family, we routinely hear from fathers facing the challenges associated with remarriage and living in a blended family. The Smart Stepdad is like a lifeline to these men--and to their wives, as well--with practical advice and biblical counsel."
-Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family