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April 2016 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue: High-conflict Exes. Interview with Patricia L. Papernow, Phd. Expecting Stepmoms. Parenting Tips. Kids and Cell Phones. The Difference Between Custody and Residency. Stepfamily Vacations.

THE APRIL 2016 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
The Truth About Stepfamily Life
The Path to Peace Begins With Acceptance
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

New Stepfamily Insights
Our Special Interview With Patricia L. Papernow, PhD
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Stepmom Sanity Savers
4 Secret Moves to a More Empowered You
BY IISHANA ARTRA, PHD

The High-Conflict Ex
5 Tips for Managing Your Partner’s Past
BY TRISHA LADOGNA

Expecting Stepmoms
What You Need to Know About Babies and “Blending”
BY WEDNESDAY MARTIN, PHD

Parenting Tips for Stepmoms
My Kids + Your Kids = Parenting Together
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … April Showers

GUY THEORY
Stepkids, Their Moms and Cell Phones
Coming to Terms With My Own Kids’ Calling Habits
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

SPECIAL REPORT
The Chameleon Effect
Why Our Stepchildren Change Colors to Fit In
BY HEATHER HETCHLER

LEGAL MATTERS
Custody and Residency
Understanding the Difference
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

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

EXPERT ADVICE
Stepfamily Vacation Plans
If His Kids Can’t Go? He Won’t Go!
BY RACHELLE KATZ, EDD, LMFT

THE NEXT GENERATION
The Stepfamily Tight Rope
Balancing His Kids’ Needs And Yours
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Destiny Johnson