In this world of blended families, one of the greatest challenges that impacts our society is that of step parenting. The synergistic efforts of family members supporting children who fall victim to the demise of relationships that render one parent or the other absent doesn’t often include the stepparent. Step F.O.R.W.A.R.D. is a realistic fiction that features a family who embrace seven fundamental attribute that enable them to move FORWARD in building ta healthy and functional family relationship. • Fidelity • Ownership • Respect • Wisdom • Accountability • Responsibility • Diligence These seven attributes are not the only that contribute to the success of step parenting. However, each chapter highlights these essential attributes and gives credence to the positive impact they can have on the step parenting process. May you become enlightened and empowered by the words of this book as you step FORWARD in your journey. “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but make the step FORWARD” Anonymous.