A handbook for stepparents, separated parents, grandparents raising grandchildren, and everyone in between. The shape of the modern family has changed hugely in the last twenty years. Once upon a time mum, dad, and a three or four kids used to be the norm, but that type of family is almost an anomaly now. Stepfamilies, separated families, single parents, grandparents raising their children s children,bitter family court battles, and complicated access arrangements it s a brave new world full of complicated family arrangements and conundrums. The Modern Family Survival Guide provides pragmatic and common sense answers to the myriad complex questions and dilemmas which arise from living in these brave new social times. Utilizing both the best current research about stepfamilies and over two decades of clinical experience, this book will traverse the many and varied issues of modern family life.
Nigel Latta is a respected clinical psychologist and the bestselling author of The Politically Incorrect Parenting Book. He specialises in working with children with behavioural problems, from simple to severe, and also has firsthand experience of raising boys thanks to his two boisterous sons. In addition to having worked with thousands of families over the past 17 years, Nigel also consults with a range of private and public organisations, including social services agencies, prisons and Child Youth and Family Services. Nigel lives in New Zealand with his family. For more information visit http-//goldfishwisdom.org/.