Unresolved grief, experienced by a child, teenager, parent, or even an ex-spouse, is the number one reason why stepfamilies are failing more than half the time today. Unfortunately, children are often the ones left most confused by their feelings, and a lack of honest information and communication often exacerbates this. For this reason, this book was written by a clinical social worker and stepmother, along with her own child and three stepchildren, ages 4-11. "When Families Change: All About Stepfamilies " is a book for kids and their parents to help both understand and navigate their way through their family's changes and open the door to healthy communication. Best used by parents, social workers, counselors or therapists with children ages 12 and under, the educational information presented focuses on types of families, why families change, and the grieving process that every member needs to experience and complete before they can move on to be part of a new, happy and healthy stepfamily. This is the first work in the "When Families Change" series of children's psychoeducational books, centered around helping children understand different types of families and the grief and loss issues they experience when their family goes through a significant change. Other topics forthcoming in the series include Divorce & Boundaries, Foster Care and Adoption.