Step Fathers

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IMPORTANT BOOKS

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COLUMNS

Bruce Linton
Ted Braude
Armin Brott
Tim Hartnett
Kathy Noll
Peter Baylies

Mark Brandenburg
Reena Sommer
John Hershey
Linda Nielsen
Independent Means
Steven Svoboda

Both Warmth and Control are Needed
For ex-wives and stepmoms: A guide to getting along
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Source: Postsecret.com

Both Warmth and Control are Needed


A study of 39 stepfathers found that those who frequently showed both warmth and control parenting behaviors reported having better adjusted to their stepparenting role than the stepfathers who did not engage in these behaviors.

Source: Fine, Mark A., Lawrence H. Ganong, and Marilyn Coleman. "The Relation Between Role Constructions and Adjustments Among Stepfathers." Journal of Family Issues 18.5, (September 1997): 503-525.

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It takes a strong man to accept somebody else's children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.



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