Petherbridge is an international speaker, author, and life coach. She has been featured in: Focus on the Family, The Billy Graham Training Center, FamilyLife, iBelieve, Crosswalk, Lifeway, Today’s Christian Woman, and Momlife Today. Her books include The Smart Stepmom, 101 Tips for the Smart Stepmom, and Quiet Moments for the Stepmom Soul.
- Divorce is a death for everyone; even if the parents are not sad the marriage ended, everyone grieves.
- The differences in the way children and adults grieve.
- The number one mistake stepparents make is that they try and step into a parenting role that holds parental authority.
- Children do not want to replace their parent with a new authority – most of the time, this causes the most tension in a household even if the child likes the stepparent.
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