"I've got the love to give. Now how can I get my stepchild to accept it?" Does that question sound familiar? Whether you are presently a stepparent, a dating single parent, or in the courtship stage before marriage, the challenge of blending families is one of the most difficulty you will ever face. Winning the Heart of Your Stepchild is a hands-on guidebook for today's men and women who face the special challenge of blending families. Because children must process so many emotions and thoughts -- guilt over the divorce, unrealistic expectations, a sense of panic or fear -- parents must learn to interpret those feelings and behaviors for any new family to succeed. This book shows how to - create an open atmosphere in the home - give reassuring answers to a child's questions - become a strong team with your new spouse - deal with the inevitable challenge to a new authority figure - build a foundation of love, understanding, and personal discipline that will make your new family special. Winning the Heart of Your Stepchild provides an indispensable road map for new moms and dads who want one vibrant, happy, blended family.