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Aug. 2020 Issue

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Popular topics included in this issue: Stepmom Burnout. Imposter Syndrome. Stepfamily Grieving Process. Dealing with Anger. COVID-19 Coping Skills. Stepfamily Success Stories.  And more! → See below for the full table of contents.

THE AUGUST 2020 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
Letting Kids Be Kids
The Importance of Shielding Children From Adult Conflict & Emotions
BY ERIN CARELESS, PHD

Table Manners & Your Stepkids
Tame Their Wild Ways— for Fewer Food Fights
 BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

What Stepmoms Want
6 Ways to Ask for—and Get!— Your Partner’s Support
BY SUSAN HAWORTH, MEd, MS

Stepmom Impostor Syndrome
The Real Reason You Second Guess Yourself
BY ELIZABETH MOSAIDIS, MA

Stepmom Burnout Is Real!
10 Ways to Take a Time Out
BY KRISTA GIOVARA

The Stepfamily Scapegoat
11 Tips for Stepmoms Who Feel Like Easy Targets
BY SUSAN LANCASTER, PGDIP

Success Stories, Part III of III
Couples Who’ve Made It Work: Meet Brenda & Gregg Ockun
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

DEPARTMENTS
WORDS OF WISDOM
Jumping in With Both Feet
5 Things Seasoned Stepmoms Wish They’d Done Differently
BY STEPHANI SHANER

EXPERT ADVICE
The Long and Winding Road
Navigating Stepfamily Life During COVID-19
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

STEPFAMILY LIFE
The Stepfamily Grieving Process
Why You Can’t Play Leapfrog With Loss
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

THRIVING STEPMOMS
Are You Angry, Stepmom?
3 Steps to Help You Move From Anger to Authenticity
BY MEG BURTON TUDMAN, MBA

IN EVERY ISSUE
ON THE COVER: Sherelle Avery
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
SPOTLIGHT
MANIFESTO

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