Former Shows & Episodes

Stepfamily Central

Rachelle Katz, Ed.D.

Stepfamily Central with Joel Schwartzberg

Many remarried dads feel like a deer in the headlights when it comes to parenting their children. They have few role models to turn to for help and advice. Joel Schwartzberg, the author of The 40-Year Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad is a great resource. He is an award-winning essayist and screenwriter, national champion public speaker and speech coach, law school drop-out, horror fan, divorced father, and former Wheel of Fortune contestant. He was a Head Writer for Nickelodeon and editorial director for Time Inc. Interactive.

Joel’s essays on parenting and other spontaneous phenomena have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Star Ledger, New Jersey Monthly,, Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Huffington Post, and regional parenting magazines across the U.S. and Canada.

Listen to Joel’s conversation with Rachelle as he discusses his experiences as a remarried dad. Hear the suggestions he gives other remarried dads to help them improve their relationships with their children.