ENCOURAGING WORDS FOR NEW STEPMOTHERS
by Jean McBride
The stepfamily is fast becoming the primary family unit, according to recent demographic projections.
With this transition from the traditional family structure, the need for recognition, support, and sound advice
for new stepmothers has never been greater.
"I believe that stepmothers have three major needs: to be part of the family, to be accepted and loved, and
to have some control. For straight talk and easy-to-follow tips on meeting these needs, curl up in a
comfortable chair and read "Encouraging Words for New Stepmothers." You'll surely be glad that you
did," says Dr. Margorie Engel, President, Stepfamily Association of America.
Encouraging Words for New Stepmothers, by Jean McBride, M.S., LMFT, is a portable support system
based on well-researched information about stepfamilies. Written as a series of 51 reader friendly essays,
this self-help book provides both perspective and hope for the new stepmother and those who support her.
Jean McBride, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is President and CEO of the Center for Divorce &
Remarriage, Inc. and CDR Press. McBride is also director of Divorce Transitions, Inc. and is a member of
the board of directors of the Stepfamily Association of America. In addition to Encouraging Words for
New Stepmothers, McBride has authored Quick & Easy Brochures About Divorce and a set of audiotapes
for stepfamilies, Hopeful Steps: A Gentle Guide for the Stepfamily Journey.
Encouraging Words for New Stepmothers is available in paperback from CDR Press, Inc., 308 S. Howes
Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521 for $12.95.