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Sept. 2016 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue: The Stages of Stepfamily Development. Back to School Tips and Advice. Stepmoms Who Marry Widowers. False Accusations / Child Protective Services. Stepfamily Research Findings. National Stepfamily Day.

THE SEPTEMBER 2016 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES

Navigating Your Stepfamily’s Journey
Understanding the Stages of Stepfamily Development
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

Riding the Stepfamily Roller Coaster
How to Survive Your Stepkids’ Emotional Ups and Downs
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Married to a Widower
Valuable Advice From Stepmoms Who’ve Been There
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

False Accusations
A Stepcouple Relationship Faces the Ultimate Test
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Being Human

STEPFAMILY LIFE
Stepmom Smarts
6 Ways to Keep Cool About School
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

GUY THEORY
Your Home Is Not a Hotel
His Kids, Your Home, Their Rights and Their Responsibilities
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

STEPPING STONES
First Day of School Do-Over
This Stepmom Maintains Traditions by Ignoring the Calendar
BY JAMIE SCRIMGEOUR

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

SPECIAL REPORT
Adapting to Life in a Stepfamily
Research Findings Regarding Your Adjustment to Being a Stepparent
BY KRISTEN WILKINSON, MA

THE NEXT GENERATION
Stepmom 2.0
Redesigning Your Role in Back-to-School Activities
BY AUDREY K. CADE, MS

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Noelle Grimes