Happy 2010 to all! I don’t always do New Year’s resolutions but a firm one I have this year is to publish Stepparenting the Grieving Child in book form. Check out the preview audio to this book here at my website. This material is still the only dedicated resource for stepparents living with children whose parent has died or disappeared.

If any of you would like to share your perspectives  (anonymously) in this book, I will be adding even more stepparent stories and quotes to the book in the next several months. Watch this blog for the topics about which I’m collecting your comments.


Right now I’d love to know more about what makes your stepfamily communication more successful.

  • What makes communication more easy or more challenging in your family?
  • How much do you, the stepparent, get involved in communication with your stepkids?
  • Do you hold family meetings? If so, what do you think makes those successful?
  • What are some ways you vary your communication style based on the personality you are working with?

If you are interested in helping other stepparents by documenting your wisdom,  contact me at info@dianefromme.com.

Mama J is a writer, parent, and stepparent in Northern Colorado. Her audio and book, Stepparenting the Grieving Child, offer insights to help stepparents make sense of living with a child whose parent has died or disappeared. Read about the book contents and sample the audio at www.dianefromme.com.

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1 Comment on Add Your Stories to My Book!

  1. Ray says:

    Diane, I just listened to the audioclip of your interview with Reverend Barbara, and I thought you did an absolutely fantastic job. You sounded great — almost, in fact, as if you’d been on radio many times before.

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