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Sept. 2014 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue:
Teenagers. Co-Parenting. Family Meetings. Burnout. Support Groups. Stepfamily Dynamics. Couples Communication. Back-to-School.

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES:

Teen Torture: OMG!
Solutions for Surviving Your Stepkids’ Teen Years
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Continuing Education for Stepcouples
Hitting the Books Isn’t Just for Kids
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

My Mom Does It THIS Way!
Why Your Stepkids Compare You to Mom and How to Handle It When They Do
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

A Co-Parenting Pop Quiz
Are You Modeling Good Behavior?
BY TAMMY DAUGHTRY, MMFT

DEPARTMENTS:
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Going Back to School

GUY THEORY
Class Action
Why Divorced Dads Need to Reach Out to Their Kids’ Teachers
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

STEPFAMILY LIFE
Family Meetings
Learning How to Communicate … and Connect!
BY JAMIE (SIMKINS) ROGERS, LPC, EMDR

ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS
Stepmom Burnout
Understanding the Symptoms and Solutions
BY JENNA KORF

THE LOOKING GLASS
Our Monthly Roundup of News, Events, Reviews and More

VANTAGE POINT
Getting Schooled in Stepfamily Dynamics
Four Steps to a Stronger Stepfamily TREE
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

SPECIAL REPORT
Stepmother Sisterhood
The Pros and Cons of Online Support
BY RACHELLE KATZ, EDD

THE INSIDE SCOOP
You Knew He Had Kids, BUT …
Learning How to Cope When the Unexpected Happens
BY GAYLA GRACE

FOOD AND FUN
Craft: Personalized House Sign
Recipe: Dairy Free Vanilla Custard
BY ASHLEY JACK

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Natalie Fannin