Step Parenting Workshop



This is a research based programme written by Dr Lisa Doodson that has been specifically designed for individuals and couples in stepfamilies. It offers support and advice on a range of problems common to many  stepfamilies. The course is delivered as a single one day course. The workshops are run by Dr Doodson or an experienced parenting facilitator and include a mix of presentations, exercises and group discussions.

Topics Covered within the workshops

  • Identifying stepfamily myths and realities
  • Developing realistic expectations 
  • Reducing ambiguity and clarifying roles
  • Developing a strong couple relationship
  • Balancing costs and rewards in your relationship
  • Learning to effectively co-parent
  • Identifying positive step parenting styles
  • Learning to use effective communication
  • Dealing with stress and anxiety

Next Scheduled Courses

I don't currently have any planned workshops however if you are interested in attending one of these courses I would highly recommend my friends and colleagues at 'The Family Space'. They have been trained by me and offer material based heavily on the Happy Steps course. Please contact for more info.

Comments from recent course attendees

'Lisa has offered me invaluable, friendly support and has given me achievable  coping strategies to deal with what felt, at times, like an unchangeable  situation.  Things looked much brighter immediately after seeing her  for the first time and she has made me feel much calmer and happier than  I have done for ages'.        
                                                                                                                SH, London, March 2016
'I found Lisa's knowledge and experience of the stepparenting field  invaluable to me, also exchanging views and 'hints and tips' with other  stepparents has been really helpful.'                                                                                               Susan,  Reading, Sep 2015

'This is just a quick update to tell you how much your step parenting course  that we attended in February helped us. I think that the children growing up and becoming more mature has also been a factor, but without your course we would still be in a muddle. We are having more fun as a  family and I am pleased to say that my husband and my youngest son are actually enjoying each others company'                                                                 Christina,  London, April 2012

How to Book

Please reserve your space on the next course by clicking the button below.  Please note that in the unlikely event that the course cannot run your money will be refunded in full.


Step Parenting Workshop

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A 1 day course located in/around Maidenehad, Bekshire offering research based advice and support to step parents.  Price includes lunch, refreshments and course materials for two people