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It has been reported that more than one in four American adults have at least one step relative in their family. According to Kendall Rose, blending families is no easy task. More than a decade ago, Kendall started getting together with other women to discuss their experiences as step moms. They discovered that while every family is different, there are common issues that many stepmothers face. She shares insight to help other stepmoms make their relationship work (these strategies can work for dads, too). Kendall is the author of The Stepmoms’ Club: How to Be a Stepmom without Losing Your Money, Your Mind, and Your Marriage.
Keeping Kids Safe
It has been reported that children spend more than six and a half hours per day on screens. Ninety-three percent of teen Facebook users share their real name, sexting is a ranking concern for US children, and one third of students, between ages 12 to 17, have been victims of cyberbullying. Children face real dangers online, but how can parents protect their kids without isolating them from the reality of our digitally connected world? Will Geddes, one of the world’s leading security specialists, discusses the risks of internet dangers and offers advice to keep kids safe. Will is is a regular commentator and analyst for media including CNN, NBC, BBC, and Newsweek and he’s the author of the book, Parent Alert! How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online.
Diana Raab, PhD
Writing for Bliss
Reflective writing and personal narrative can have healing and transformative powers. It helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and provides the opportunity to relive, examine, and reconstruct your experiences so you can reconcile yourself with them and move forward. In her new book, Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, Dr. Diana Raab offers practical steps for discovering and writing your story. Dr. Raab is an award winning author who holds writing workshops for healing and transformation. She’s a regular blogger for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post.