The Stepdad's Guide: Resolving Family Conflict (Paperback)
Blended families seem destined to fail. Most do, but they don't have to. Many couples who stay together discover the secret. Now the secret's in your hands The Stepdad's Guide reveals five common roadblocks these families face -and gives couples the tools to save their marriage.
S. James Wheeler is a Family Dynamics Researcher whose work has been called "Insightful," "Powerful" and "Valuable" by counselors and family coaches. Wheeler is the founder of the blended family resource site, Stepdadding.com. He is a speaker, author of research papers, contributor to international parenting websites and writes a monthly column for Birth and Beyond 360 magazine. Throughout his career Wheeler's research has focused on the struggles of blended families and the challenges couples face when they re-marry with kids. Single parent re-marriages fail more than any other marriage category. Wheeler set out to find out why and discovered lack of preparation was the key factor. Wheeler's research showed couples who understood the challenges were more likely to succeed. His work helps bio-parents and step parents avoid the most common mistakes made in blended-family relationships. Wheeler's work and understanding of blended family challenges has made him a primary authority in the field of Family Dynamics Research. He was raised by a single mother and has been a step-dad for more than a decade. These experiences have given him an insight into -and appreciation for- the struggles blended families and single moms face.