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Sept. 2015 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue:
Why It’s Easier for Stepdads. Stepmom Burnout. Taking the High Road. Adult Stepchildren. Couples Communication. Custody and Visitation Schedules. Emotional Intelligence. Educating Teachers about Stepfamily Life.

THE SEPTEMBER 2015 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES

Stepparenting Together?
How Stepmoms’ and Stepdads’ Experiences Differ
BY TRISHA LADOGNA

Tired of Being a Stepmom?
Science Says Taking the High Road Isn’t Easy
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

Getting Your Partner to Listen
Stepmom Strategies: Stop Harping and Be Heard
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

All Grown Up
When Life Hands You Adult Stepkids
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Crash Courses

STEPFAMILY LIFE
My Homework’s at Mom’s House
Help Your Stepkids Succeed by Educating Their Teachers
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
Back So Soon?
The Big Adjustment: Going From Every Other Weekend to a 50/50 Split
BY STACY SPENCER THOMPSON

LEGAL MATTERS
Self-Representation
The Dangers of Acting as Your Own Attorney
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

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

GUY THEORY
The Lessons of “Boyhood”
A Unique Film That Ups the Dadhood Confidence Quotient
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

WELLNESS ZONE
What’s Your EQ?
How Emotional Intelligence Benefits Stepmoms
BY JOAN SARIN, MS

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Mindy Kemper