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Surviving Step-Families

Narrated by: Michael Carr-Gregg
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Becoming a step-parent is one of the toughest journeys anyone could ever take, but the rewards can be immeasurable. In this insightful and reassuring book, Australia's leading parenting expert, Michael Carr-Greg, offers practical advice on the following:

  • The typical stages of step-family transition;
  • The particular challenges of the first two years;
  • How to manage conflict and build lasting relationships;
  • Dealing with the ex;
  • The great "no-nos" of step-parenting; and
  • The essential lessons every step-parent needs to learn.

Surviving Step-Families is an invaluable resource that will help to give your new family the greatest chance of success.

©2011 Michael Carr-Gregg (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Eh. Kind of dry and more like a "manual".

Would you try another book from Michael Carr-Gregg and/or Michael Carr-Gregg?

I might.

What was most disappointing about Michael Carr-Gregg’s story?

I thought some of the book was very dry and seemed more like an instruction manual at times.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The accent was hard for me because I am from the United States. But at times, it was comical because of the word choices.

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i would have appreciated less "it's going to suck"

This is an exceptionally short book, out of four hours or so i think the author has to spend at least an hour repeating in a thousand ways how much step families are going to suck for the first few years. YEAH i got it, next subject, ohh the book is over? great.

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  • Neal Byrne
  • 09-12-19

informitive, easy to listen to and insightful

Has a lot of good tips for surviving the early years of starting a step family. his voice is not annoying and easy to listen to. more geared towards step families with adolescence and pre teen children.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-19

easy and useful read

listened to this in about a week, super useful and approachable advice, have bookmarked several spots to go back and listen with my partner

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  • Andrew
  • 05-17-16

Really helpful book. Thanks Michael.

Really good book highlights a lot of areas where you can make your life easier. It was good to know our experiences are common and things will get better. Worth the read.

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  • Alissa
  • 03-19-16

Great resourse

This book really helped me to know that the struggles im having with our step family are normal and gave me strategies to help get through them.