Smart Steps Programs

Stepfamily information and skills for children

Francesca Adler-Baeder, Ph.D., CFLE

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County New York

In cooperation with SAA

  • Children who experience parental marriage transitions need extra support and skills for dealing with change.
  • Effective communication and conflict management are important skills for children, and benefit individual and relationship functioning in stepfamilies

Why a program for children in stepfamilies?

  • About 40% of children in school today have experienced or will experience parental separation and/or divorce and will spend some time in a single-parent family.



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