14th out of 54 books — 10 voters
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Smart Stepdad: Steps to Help You Succeed!” as Want to Read:
The Smart Stepdad: Steps to Help You Succeed!
by Ron L. Deal
While resources abound for stepmothers, stepfathers are often left to travel a difficult road without clear directions. Ron Deal offers advice for men navigating the stepfamily minefield, including how to connect with stepchildren, being a godly role model, how to discipline, dealing with the biological dad, and keeping the bond strong with one's new spouse. He gives ...more
Paperback, 247 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Bethany House Publishers
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This is an excellent book for men who find themselves in the new position of being a father figure to children who aren't biologically theirs. The author goes into great detail explaining what these men should and shouldn't do, and includes quite a few true stories to support his evidence. Even though I'm a woman and certainly not a stepfather, I think that the author's suggestions could be applied to several different situations, not just for a new stepdad.
as you attempt to learn about anything important in your current season of life it is wise to prepare as much as possible to succeed. this book gives some Christian and wise advice for those men taking that all important step of attempting to raise another man's child. so far a good book that makes you examine your own personality and characteristics.