In January 2010, founder of ArtLeadHer Mashonda Tifrere and music producer Swizz Beatz finalized their divorce. When Swizz married award-winning singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, a new dynamic was born--three adults who loved and were deeply committed to raising Mashonda and Swizz's four-year old son Kasseem. In Blend, Tifrere draws on the insights they gained from their journey as well as advice from family therapists, parenting experts, and other blending families, to provide an invaluable resource for blended families.
Statistics show that one in three Americans is now a step-parent, stepchild, step-sibling or other member of a blended family. The number of first time marriages or romantic relationships that end in divorce or breakups and the high percentage of remarriages and new relationships that involve children demand a unique, life-affirming approach to processing the end of one relationship and the rebirth of a new familial dynamic with the well-being of children at its center. In this book, Tifrere shares intimate details on how she and her co-parents used communication, patience and love to create an environment where they were able to work as a team and all the children involved could thrive.
Blend will inspire a generation of families.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Mashonda currently resides in the New York City area, with her son, Kasseem Dean.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Look to the Light 1
Chapter 2 Rebuild Your Spirit 21
Chapter 3 Surrender 47
Chapter 4 Honor Thy Co-Parent 65
Chapter 5 A Letter from a Father by Swizz Beatz 87
Chapter 6 Walk in Empathy 107
Chapter 7 Bridging the Gap 125
Chapter 8 The Divine Blueprint 147
Chapter 9 The Nucleus Child 177
The Outro 211
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was intrigued by the Tiifrere/Dean family dynamic. Its not often you see families like this or the Smith family in the media. It goes to show when people are willing to be mature and look at the bigger picture that things can be easy for all involved. I hope a lot of people read this book and take away something positive . War is not love. Be the example for your children showing them you can have compassion for others and be mature and respectful even if your fairy tale did not come true.