Come Ask The Stepmom Coach Some Questions

Introducing Claudette Chenevert

The Stepmom Coach!

 


About Claudette Chenevert (from her website)
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What do you get with over 20 years as a stepmother? A scarlet S?  A Golden Globe?

Absolutely not!  You get Claudette Chenevert with a warm and inviting smile ready to share her passion for transforming the stepfamily community from one of distrust and frustration to one of respect and belonging.

When Claudette and her husband came together in 1990, they both brought their dreams, hopes and kids to the relationship. It didn’t take long for issues to arise involving the children, the exes, them as a couple, and the whole family. Traditional therapists were not able to help and there were few other resources available.

When Claudette returned to school to study psychology, communication, and family dynamics she began to understand that stepfamilies had a distinct set of needs that were not being addressed by anyone.

With a desire for a better family life of her own, she took this need and found a way to meet it. She continued her schooling, received training and certification as a Master Stepfamily Coach and took her new skills home. It worked!

Starting with herself, she was able to make personal changes that in turn changed their family dynamics for the better.  Claudette then took these action steps and created a program to help others enjoy the same benefits that she did.

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Claudette Chenevert
‘s Interview will go live On October 28th so do your research and come ask her some questions!

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Author, Blogger, and illustrator with PDMI Publishing Llc. V.L. Jennings' Blog (Speculating Among The Stars) can be found here: www.virginialorijennings.com I am the author of two science fiction books called "The Alien Mind" and "Visionary from the Stars". I love to write and I have been doing so since the sixth grade. I was born in April 1987 in the state of New Hampshire; I was Home Schooled from seventh grade and graduated at 16 with a GED. I now live with my husband and three children in Dillon, South Carolina. You can find me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Shelfari, Linkedin, and Pinterest. I love connecting with people! I am readily to answer questions and offer advice and support to new writers.

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6 comments on “Come Ask The Stepmom Coach Some Questions
  1. I’ve been a stepmom for almost 7 years. My question for you is how has the exes in your family responded to the news that you wrote a guide for stepparents?

    • In all honesty, she hasn’t responded as she isn’t actively involved in my stepdaugthers’ lives.

      I will say that I’ve spoken with other stepmom authors and it’s a mixture of happy to get the message out to pure fear of what is going to be said about her (if she is mentioned at all).

      When you write a book, any book that involves other people, it’s important to ask yourself what is the impact and message I want to leave to the world. It’s best to have a discussion or at least a review with them so as to not have any surprises.

      That being said, I also believe in saying what is and let the other person have his/her place to talk and share their point of view. No matter what happens, we all see situations differently.

      I hope this answered your question.

  2. Jo Linsdell says:

    What made you decide to write your book?

    Are you planning on publishing other books too? If yes, what are you working on at the moment?

    You’re a member of several associations related to the topic of your book. Has this helped in the success of your book?

    • Great questions Jo. Let’s start with the first one.

      I decided to write my book “31 Days to Better Communication” because most of the clients that came to me for help asked the same questions. Communication is one of the main building blocks to building strong and healthy relationships. These tips and tools are simple and effective. It’s doesn’t require you to spend a lot of money or time to put them in place. Just dedication and commitment.

      As for publishing more books in the future? Definitely. My goal is to create a series of ‘Mini Books on Stepfamily Lifestyle Series’ so that everyone looking for help and support can get it at very little cost.

      I am also working on a bigger book called “Emotions, Moods and Attitudes: How To Stay Sane In Your Stepfamily” where I’m addressing the different feelings many stepparents go through and keep asking themselves if they are normal or not. My goal is to complete it by Spring 2014.

      Your final question is regarding being my many different associations. It’s helped me in getting the message out there, but also to connect with other authors and like minded professionals share our ideas as to what is important for our readers to hear and to make our message relevant to them.

  3. Marian Allen says:

    Hello, fellow stepmom! I’ve been a stepmom since 1981. What’s the first thing you tell new stepparents when the ex is deceased? What should a stepparent do or say when she’s the one who did something the child remembers with delight, but the child misremembers the *ex* being the one who did it?

    • I love your question and I’m happy to know that you’ve been a stepmom since 1981. First thing I would say is let the kids talk about their parent. They may still be grieving and may want to cherish some of the traditions they use to do when she/he was there, especially if we’re talking holidays and special occasions.

      Know that it happens that people “remember” things the way they want it to happen. Memory is a very tricky thing. Lots of studies have shown that our memories are not as good as we think it is, and that is especially true when it comes to special people and special events.

      Don’t feel threatened by this deceased person, although the kids might try to idolize him/her. Try to find your space within this family, take your time. Spend some one on one time with each of your stepkids if possible and learn who they are as individuals. Get to know their little quirks, their likes and dislikes. The kids need to know you, like you and then trust you and all this takes time.

      Hope this was helpful. Let me know if you have other comments or insights you’d like to share.

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