Stepparent Success School, the ultimate Resource for Stepparents who Want to Create A life they Love.

This is a bold claim but I stand behind it. I've been a stepparent for over 20 years and I've coached hundreds of stepparents who feel overwhelmed, stuck, trapped, unsure and like there is no path forward.  I'm here to offer you an online course to help you find your way forward and all for only $97. (Right now in April 2024 there is a discount so keep reading).

Stepparent Success School is a self-paced online course designed to offer you the tools to intentionally create the family you deeply desire (even if you aren't quite sure what that is). 

Let's start by Busting Some Stepparent Myths

  • Stepparents don't actually have to be wicked or evil. 
  • You might have heard that the only solution is to just "stay out of things" or "stay in your lane" or "let the parents parent" but those aren't the only options. 
  • You may have heard stories of really unpleasant situations but there are happy stepparents. I'm one so I know that it can happen. 

A happy Blended Family Is Possible

If you are unsure or if you are struggling I expect that you might not be sure if this is really possible.

I get that.

I do.

I did struggle at the start of my stepparent experience. In fact, one of my biggest struggles was finding quality support. 


Today, I believe that stepparents are an under supported group. What does that mean. It means that the challenges we face are complex and different than a relationship between two child-free adults and the tools and resources that would help most new stepparents and blended families are sadly still hard to find. 


Here's a weird thing about modern-day marriage. It's easy to find support for how to shop for an engagement ring, wedding dress or even a divorce lawyer. If you want to be a foster parent or an adoptive parent ...there's often orientation or required training for those roles. ... but it can feel very tough to find somebody teaching tools for how to build a great life as a stepparent.  


Stick with me for a second and just imagine feeling comfortable in your house all the time. Imagine not worrying before transition days. Imagine feeling in complete control of your personal calendar and imagine knowing what's expected of you in your new family. 

All of that is possible and I'm here to show you how you can create that for yourself.

Introducing Stepparent Success School

The only self-directed online course designed by a stepparent for future and current stepparents to help you create the life you love. 

Finally, an option for stepparents looking for support.

Here are just a few things that Stepparent Success School addresses with you. 

You Can't Know What You Don't Know...that you don't know.

It's impossible to know what's coming in the future. Nobody knows that. I can (and will) share with you some of the most common struggles that stepparents have and offer tools to prepare for these in advance. 

Stigma, Shame and Fear

Even today there is a stigma around the ideas of divorce, remarriage and stepparenting. Which is a little weird because it's a super common situation. Let's bring this into the spotlight where I will share my experiences and offer some tools to help you through this. 

Lack of High Quality Examples of a Family That Looks like Yours (and/or mine).

Most people don't have an example in their life of a loving stepparent. Quite the opposite ... the first thing we think of might be the wicked stepmother character.

Fun story: many years ago before I married my husband and became a stepparent we did premarital counseling together...years later I discovered that the therapist had no experience or training with blended families or stepparents. 

It was still helpful but today my opinion is that it is helpful to work with people who have experience in a blended family or remarriage or both.

That's one reason I put this course together because a stepfamily or blended family isn't the same as a first time marriage ... they are simply different. 

Stepparent Resources for Success

Being a new stepparent can sometimes feel isolating. Who can I ask for help? Who knows the answers to my questions?  How do I know if I'm doing the right thing? Will people judge me if I admit that I'm struggling or unsure?


Supportive resources are really helpful. I'm happy to share what I've got with you so that you can see improvement in your life as quickly as possible.

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Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

Stepparent Success School is an online program for anybody who is thinking about becoming a stepparent or anybody who is struggling as a stepparent. This is an online course that you complete in the privacy of your own space. There are no mandatory live sessions. There are no cliquey community elements where you have to share with others. There are no "trainee" coaches. 

Video, Audio or Written Word Training Modules

Each lesson has a video training module that you can use.  You can also listen to these as audio files if that's your preference. And also I include the words too... so you can read, listen or watch depending on which best suits your learning style. 

Reading List 

If you wanna do your own deep dive into resources on any of the topics I provide a reading list as a starting point for you. 

Worksheets

Most modules have a worksheet or workbook that you can use to work through the lesson offered for yourself. This might be conversation starters  or talking points or something like a worksheet to make a conversation plan or even a journaling exercise. 

Here’s what people Have said about Working with Amy

My husband and I participated in coaching with Amy together, and it was immensely helpful in navigating conflict we have had in managing our blended family of 7 kids.  My husband had 4 teens from his first marriage, I had 2 teens from my first marriage, and we had a surprise baby soon after marriage (yes, they ALL live with us!).  Our household is nothing less than chaotic, with influences from each of our ex-spouses with whom we share custody.  Rather than a therapeutic approach which tends to be focused on the past, we were looking for support in moving our relationship and parenting forward.  That is exactly the support we got from Amy!  There were several specific issues we were dealing with (a toxic coparenting relationship with an ex, differing opinions on rules or expectations for our teenagers, and basic "living together" barriers like an overwhelming amount of laundry and dishes).  Amy provided a neutral and objective perspective, offering suggestions we hadn't considered before.  We learned from Amy that most of the conflict we ran into could be managed more effectively with a process or a resource, and this knowledge has been applied on a daily basis since!  We are in a better place after Amy's support, and highly recommend her for any family that is navigating the complex and emotional world of blended families!

ES

Coaching Client

I started working with Amy when I was blending my family and I didn't know what to do. Amy helped me know what was my lane (and what wasn't), how rules can be flexible, and how to have important conversations to state my needs. She is very calm and very knowledgeable about parenting and relationships. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is navigating step-parenting and blending a family. She takes out the scary so it feels fun again.

AB

Coaching Client

Coaching with Amy was helpful because she offered me practical tips to help me feel confident in starting and having conversations that I wanted to have with people in my family. I feel calmer knowing that I have these tools and I’m not anxious about the results.

LH

Coaching Client

In the beginning working with Amy felt like I wanted urgent help. Now I feel calm. I see that I was first working on surface situations but coaching with Amy gave me the tools to go deeper.

JS

Coaching Client

You're a Perfect Fit for Stepparent Success School IF...

Over the years clients tend to find me at these four points in their relationships / family. This makes sense to me because these are all times when I also sought out support as a stepparent. If any of these sound like you then Stepparent Success School may be helpful.

You're thinking about maybe Becoming a Stepparent

If you are dating a person who has kids from a previous relationship (or maybe you both have kids) but you have not sealed the deal by moving in together, marriage or having a child together and you are trying to decide if moving forward in the relationship is a good idea.

You have Committed and All of A Sudden things Got really tough and You're Not sure what to do

Maybe you bought a house together or just moved in together, maybe you are recently married. Everything seemed so clear until all of a sudden now everything feels much more intense and you are wondering if you may have moved to fast or if there are things you can do to improve the situation. 

You have Added An Ours Baby...or Two and Now everything feels Different

Adding babies to a family makes things much more complicated very fast. Sometimes one baby is okay and then you think oooh lets have another and then everything goes haywire ... all the things that you thought you were aligned with together now you feel like a house divided and not sure what to do.

The choices feel different once babies or kids are in the picture. This is a common time to reach out for tools and support.

You are at the End of your Rope ...but also not sure

Deciding to stay or go in a relationship is tough. In most cases, things are not absolutely all great or all bad. And in most cases there is still love or the memory of love. Often when people reach out to me it's for help in figuring out how to be more confident in the decision to either stay in a stepfamily or call it quits. 

I'm a mentor and a coach. I've been married over 20 years but I'm honest that there were many days when I really had to think hard about whether I wanted to stay. 

In Stepparent Success School there are frameworks and resources to help you drill down on how you feel and tools to help you make decisions that feel aligned and true for you. 

Take a peek at What's Included in Stepparent Success School

To create this program I took my own experience and my training as a coach and mentor with hundreds of other stepparents. Then I went back to the drawing board and researched frameworks for pre-marital support and coaching. I then updated those ideas to include my knowledge and experience with the complex situations that blended families face (because ... unfortunately it's not always a part of most frameworks). 


In creating this course it was important to me to do this through the coaching and mentor lens. And to remember that today as I build this I'm probably 25 years ahead of most people who will want this course. I try to remember that in the beginning I really needed fast tools and things to try ...right now. I didn't want to become an expert in all things for all families...I wanted my weeks and weekends to be more fun. I wanted to feel more confident that I was not making a mistake in marrying the person I married.

The most important work that you can do for your family and your relationships is the work that you do with yourself and with your partner and stepkids. So when I built this I want to introduce ideas and concepts in an easily understandable way and then give you a way to incorporate it and try it out in your family to see if it works for you. 

Stepparent Success School

Module 1: Defining Success
Module 2: Connection and Disconnection
Module 3: Why We do the weird things we all do
Module 4: creating contentment
Module 5: safety + Security
Module 6: Tools for Navigating Conflict
Module 7: Defining Your Family Values
Module 8: Money and Finances
Module 9: Aligning Parenting Styles
Module 10: Designing your Roadmap to Happily Ever After
Module 11: Yes - No - Maybe 
Module 12: How to Stay In Your Lane 

Hey, I'm Amy.

It's nice to "meet" you. 

I'm a stepparent of over 20+ years. My stepkids still speak to me.

 

Let me tell you a bit about why I created this course. I want you to succeed. I don't actually know exactly what that might look like in your house but I'm confident I can help you to figure it out...because that's what I did.  


I didn't know 25 years ago that in my future I would offer to help other stepparents. But after years of sport coaching when I was taking a life coaching course my mentor asked me who would you really like to help. I thought back to how tough my early days were and how much I wish there had been a person in my corner who would say...you can do this and I'm going to show you how. 


Thanks for checking this out and I hope you'll join me today in Stepparent Success School. 

What If I Need Support?

This course is designed as a stand alone online course. You can reach out to Amy for more support at every step of the way. If it's a quick question she might just answer it directly. Otherwise you can always add on 1:1 coaching.

 

Is there a guarantee?

This is a digital course and so I can't guarantee what your results will be. There are courses out there that will make a bold guarantee about your relationship...I would question if those are legit courses honestly.

What I guarantee is the quality of the information that I'm providing for you. If you don't think it's worth it let me know and we'll discuss it. That's not a hard and fast guarantee but I'm a real person and I stand behind my work. 

 

What if I have technical issues?

If you have technical issues with the materials reach out to us directly. We have tried to build in backups for all of the different technical aspects. But if you have issues accessing the materials we will try to help you out. If you are unable to access the course we will address that. 

The course is presented entirely in English. It is an online course so if you are a person who is unable to easily use an online course platform this may not be a great fit for you.

 

Is it private?

Yes. One of the reasons I designed the course this way is that you can take advantage of all of this information in the privacy of your house...or sitting on the floor of your closet. There is no element of this course that asks you to speak out in public about anything going on in your life. 

 

What if I have more questions?

If you have more questions reach out to amy@amysaysso.com and we'll do our best to answer you. 

 

Stepparent Success School

Course Details

  • Length: 12 Modules
  • Price $97 (But in April 2024 on sale for $47) 
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