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Our Stepparenting Experts

Jeannette Lofas

Jeannette Lofas

Founder of the Stepfamily Foundation

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Sally Bjornsen

Sally Bjornsen

Creator of the Sassy Stepmother web site and author of The...

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Dr. Carl Pickhardt

Dr. Carl Pickhardt

Psychologist and author of Keys to Successful Stepfathering

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Jeannette Lofas

Lofas is the president and founder of the Stepfamily Foundation since its creation in 1975. Lofas trained other professionals and offers counseling by phone. Lofas is also the author of Family Rules: Helping Stepfamilies and Single Parents Build Happy Homes.
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Kevin Leman

An internationally known psychologist, Leman is also an author, radio and television personality and speaker. He has been a guest on many shows including “Oprah” and “Live with Regis and Kelly” and was a consulting family psychologist to “Good Morning America.” Leman is the founder and president of Couples of Promise, an organization to help couples stay married and happy.
Posted: 02/08/2008 10:25 AM EST more »

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Patricia Papernow, Ed.D.

Papernow is a psychologist, teacher and the author of Becoming a Stepfamily: Patterns of Development in Remarried Families.
Posted: 02/08/2008 10:30 AM EST more »

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Ron L. Deal

Deal is the president and founder of As for Me and My House Ministries, LLC, as well as the branch called Successful Stepfamilies. Deal is also an author and a member of the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center.
Posted: 02/08/2008 10:22 AM EST more »

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Sally Bjornsen

Along with having her own web site about being a sassy stepmom, Bjornsen wrote The Single Girl’s Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother With Humor and Grace.
Posted: 02/08/2008 10:21 AM EST more »

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Suzen Ziegahn, Ph.D.

Ziegahn has over 12 years of experience dealing with mental-health services as a director and CEO of mental-health systems in the Midwest. She is also an author of several books including 7 Steps to Bonding with Your Stepchild and a member of the American Psychological Association.
Posted: 02/08/2008 11:01 AM EST more »

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Tim O'Hanlon, Ph.D.

O’Hanlon has been an advocate for adoptive families for several years. He is also an author who has addressed adoption of stepchildren.
Posted: 02/08/2008 10:29 AM EST more »