The majority of American families have moved from the traditional nuclear family with a biologically bonded mother, father and child. According to the US Bureau of Census, 1300 new blended families are created daily.
Most of us have read stories about the “wicked stepmother” and “evil stepfather” but until now we’ve never heard from an essential member of these new blended families – the children. The children who become stepkids and stepsiblings.
To a kid, many of whom are still grieving the death of their first family becoming a stepkid and/or stepsibling can really rock their world. No two blended families are alike and neither are a child’s blended family experiences.
Author Erin Mantz masterfully captures this in her book, Hey, Who’s Living In My House?. Once I started reading it I didn’t put it down until I was finished.
Erin gives stepkids a voice by sharing their intimate stories including her own personal story as a stepdaughter. The courageous stories demand your attention with its frankness as kids are in most cases unwilling and generally silent passengers on their parents divorce and remarriage train.
Erin‘s stories span the emotional spectrum when it comes to blended families. It’s a great book for couples considering becoming a blended family. It’s also a great book for older kids who will be or who are already part of a blended family.
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