I'm joining forces with three other good friends* in the hopes of getting more publicity for blended family and "dual-family" issues, just in time for National Stepfamily Day on Sept. 16th. It's estimated that only 20% of American families are now nuclear families. And stepfamilies have an almost 75% rate of divorce!
The single-parent family and the stepfamily are uniquely stressed and at risk because of conflict with each other -- which translates directly into heartache for the kids, not to mention the adults. If only we had a clear and reassuring roadmap to show us the way to empathy, cooperation and mutual respect.
I know it's possible... because I've lived it.
Maybe Oprah, awesome creator of the Big Picture that she is, will pick up her paintbrush to work her magic... and one of her producers will pick up the phone!
Won't you join us in asking Oprah to cover these very important issues by sending her a quick email?
The future families of our world will thank you. :-)
*Wednesday Martin (Stepmonster), Izzy Rose (The Package Deal), and Brenda Ockun( StepMom Magazine)