Researcher and spokesperson, Angela Panzarino, is the author of 'Stepfamilies Suck', a soon to be released book which provides a revealing and detailed insight into the dynamics of stepfamilies and the common issues blended families face.
'Stepfamilies Suck' is based on Angela's own personal stepfamily journey. Being a single mum for many years, then merging into a new relationship with stepchildren brought about many challenges that she was unprepared for. Angela's experience eventually led her to research the dynamics of stepfamilies and their own unique pitfalls - in her own words, Angela notes that the book sometimes delves into 'The ugly side ... as we play happy families to the world [it can have an] impact on children who have no voice. ' Having interviewed hundreds of men and women in stepfamilies and blended families, Angela found a common thread emerged.
Complementing the release of 'Stepfamilies Suck' is a series of seminars for women; the first seminar is titled 'Merging Tribes'. It will be presented at Max Webber Function Room at Blacktown Library.
This event is free to attend, however registrations are required.
Guests should arrive at 9.30am for 10.00am start (morning tea will be provided).
Over 90 minutes, Angela will detail the challenges that come hand in hand with step-parenting, in particular why discipline can be debilitating and detrimental to young children when administered with the wrong intention.
Through her experience and intimate knowledge of step-family dynamics, Angela now presents her first seminar sharing her views and research. If you are a stepmother or are about to become a stepmother, this seminar may prove to be helpful and informative.
To register for this event go to www.stepfamiliessuck.com.