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Dr. Charity Perry holds advanced degrees in sociology and marriage and family therapy, and is considered to be the national expert on the 'Transition Day' in Blended Families, and is also a leading expert in the field of blended families and stepfamilies in Southern California. Dr. Perry has also been certified as a stepfamily coach by the worlds leading authority on stepfamilies, The Stepfamily Foundation.


Dr. Perry has childhood and adult teaching experience from both private and state educational institutions and is currently on faculty at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Perry is most revered for her focus on Blended Families and Stepfamilies with her area of expertise  on the transition day, the time children prepare to leave one custodial home for another, or vice-versa. Dr. Perry has published numerous qualitative studies in peer-reviewed academic journals highlighting this particular day. Dr. Perry refers to the 'Transition Day' as the ''Transition Daze©," a term she coined in her scholarly work. 

Dr. Perry




To greater understand the dynamics and plights of stepfamilies, we must understand how emotional times affect each family. One of the most emotionally fraught times of a stepfamily is the day the children prepare to leave your home for the other parent, or vice-versa. Having a smooth transition is helpful for all members of the family, yet this time is typically a time of emotional upheaval that never seems to go away or if it begins to improve, it is time to transition again.The 'Transition Day' can set the tone in a positive, or negative way for your children or stepchildren, and certainly you and your partner. Everyone in the family is uniquely in their own "transition daze©," as it is inevitable due to a fragility of emotions within each person in your family unit.  




Dr. Perry is not only who you've read about above. Her greatest life accomplishments are her four grown children all of whom she raised in a blended family since their early childhood. Dr. Perry not only has the aforementioned skills set but, she too, has walked the walk. She has lived the highest of highs and the lowest of lows that come when one is navigating life through the eyes of not only a biological mom but, as a stepmom too. Dr. Perry is here to help with the uniqueness of these relationships.

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