50 Wonderful Ways to be a Single-Parent Family (By Barry Ginsbert, PH.D, New Harbinger Publications, 123 pages, paperback, $12.95) No matter what form your family takes, you can grow and develop strong and emotionally connected lives together. One of the best ways to do this is to play together. Play will boost your family’s fun factor and help you and your children feel positive and enthusiastic about your family life. This is an indispensable guide for the single-parent family on how to have fun together, learn to share decisions, develop family traditions and rituals, find common ground, relax with each other and feel like a team. Author Barry Ginsberg offers concise techniques and engaging activities to help single parents navigate the rough spots, strengthen their bond with their children and make family life fun. The 50 ways are sorted into four groups: 1) Coping with transition and change; 2) Talking and Listening; 3) Working and Playing; 4) Getting Along.

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