Stepfamily Reality #10 - Childhood Wounds

        My clinical experience since 1981 with hundreds of typical stepfamily mates and ex mates suggests a pow-erful connection between their childhoods and (a) their current family relationships, (b) the effectiveness of their child care, and (c) their kids' wholistic health and growth. Adults who survived a low-nurturance childhood are often unaware they bear up to six significant psychological wounds. 

        Wounded adults seem to choose each other repea-tedly, and risk wounding their kids until they choose to heal themselves. In this Web site, Lesson 1 focuses on asses- sing for and reducing psychological wounds, and guar-ding descendents from them. Significant inner wounds in one or more co-parents seems to be one of five major stepfamily stressors.