Sonja's Book



Sonja's Step-By-Step Booklets


Sonja's Stepparenting Course 

       Leaders Manual 


Sonja's Stepmother Support Group Leader's Manual 



is Sonja's best selling book that explores the challenges of stepparenting. Sonja shares aspects of her own stepmothering journey, talks about the common and predictable stresses faced by stepfamilies in general and provides helpful hints on how to effectively deal with these. Readers will be inspired by Sonja's candid sharing of the challenges she encountered in raising her 2 stepsons as well as her exploration of the issues that emerged from bringing 2 biological children into the stepfamily mix. She addresses such subjects as unrealistic expectations, guilt, the reality of grief in step-situations, step dads’ realities, the children’s experience, the “other mother”, step-parenting the problem child, how to deal with stress and depression, the role of forgiveness and the steps the author has found useful to move towards freedom. For book endorsements, more information and purchasing options, just click on the book image. 


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             SECOND FAMILIES

             SECOND CHANCES


Understanding the vital differences of a second life-partnership. 



How to improve your relationship with your stepchildren


                      THE EX-FACTOR

How to manage your relationship with the ex-partner.



               BLENDED FAMILIES        

The why’s, when’s and how’s of achieving effective discipline in a stepfamily. 


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is a group facilitation manual to assist the effective running of stepmother support groups​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. This can be used either by helping professionals or by stepmums with a desire to assist one other. 


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is a comprehensive (165 pg) manual that enables professionals to conduct courses aimed at helping couples to better understand their unique stepfamily challenges and to build a happy stepfamily.

(Includes participant’s workbook)


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Whilst Hell...p, I'm A Stepmother is Sonja's best-known publication, she has also produced a number of booklets that address the issues of stepparenting - Sonja's Step-by-Step Booklets - and, additionally, offers a number of resources for helping professionals (as below).