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Positive Discipline For Parenting In Recovery

April 17th, 2012 – Posted by Betty Ford Center in BFC Insights
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The one book we consistently recommend to the parents, foster parents and grandparents who go through our children’s programs is Positive Discipline for Parenting in Recovery. Written by Jane Nelsen, Riki Intner and Lynn Lott, and recently updated in 2007, this powerful book focuses on mending the broken bond between parent and child.

With an emphasis on solutions, this book helps grown-ups take charge of their lives and make positive changes to bring healing, health and wellness to the whole family. Parents in recovery learn one step at a time how to create consistency and order in their relationships with their children.

Positive Discipline for Parenting in Recovery shows families how to build toward a positive future. The book focuses on such topics as:

  • Start where you are and keep it simple
  • Build closeness and trust through emotional honesty
  • Connect with outside support groups
  • Break old patters of co-dependence
  • Establish routines and structures
  • Set limits and follow through
  • Learn healthy communication skills

This book is a treasure in helping recovering folks let go of their guilt and shame in healthy ways so it doesn’t interfere with their relationship with their kids and the important task of parenting.

Positive Discipline for Parenting in Recovery, Jane Nelson, Riki Intner and Lynn Lott, Empowering People Books, 2007.

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