Active Parenting for Stepfamilies™ in 3

Active Parenting for Stepfamilies in 3 is an abridged version of Active Parenting for Stepfamilies. It uses many of the same elements of the original program, but it’s only 3 sessions and focuses mainly on topics specific to stepfamilies.

Session I: Stepfamily Living – A Different Parenting Challenge

  • Emotional baggage
  • Coping with loss
  • Adjusting expectations
  • 5 Guidelines for Active Stepparents

Session II: Turning Differences into Opportunities

  • Dealing with differences
  • Establishing limits (of time, space, authority, money)
  • Avoiding loyalty conflicts
  • Easing transitions

Session III: Encouraging Stepfamily Success

  • Discipline in a stepfamily
  • Power of Encouragement

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“I can’t say enough about Stephanie Bryan’s Active Parenting for Step Families class.  As I was becoming a step-parent I found it offered great support and insight.  The material was easy to work with and fostered empathy and understanding for both me and my partner.  I encourage couples to read the book and class materials together and make this a shared experience.  For us, it was a most helpful and important part of our transition as a family.” In appreciation, Doris Fasbender

“It’s a must!  Every parent should have these tools.”  Nicole Barecki

“Great concepts learned in this class that really work.”  Michelle Friedrich

“You ­need this class! To build stronger bonds, deeper connections.”  Charles Meyer

“I think every single parent should take this class in preparation for their future relationships, and newlyweds and those in relationships.” Candace D.

“That you walk away with more knowledge and tools for the future of your children. You’re not alone in the challenges you face in a stepfamily.”  Violet DeMars

“All should take this class.”  Kevin Tone

“Instrumental in divorce recovery and relationship support.”  Renée Nichols

“Offers sanity and steadfastness in face of what can often be an overwhelming situation.” Katherine Rice, 2013