The Solution in the Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional Families (ACA and ACoA) program is to become your own loving parent. The Loving Parent Guidebook explores, in practical terms, how to build this healing resource into your life. The book provides guidance on creating the conditions to reclaim your inner child and reparent yourself with gentleness, humor, love, and respect. You can apply everything you learn in this guidebook to parenting, interacting with children, and interacting with adults. When you become a friend to yourself, you're naturally a friend to others. The book is structured to help you access the love inside you and grow the awareness and skills you need to become your own loving parent.
The Solution really is to become your own loving parent, and this book explains how. Developing your reparenting skills can change your life. Within these pages you’ll find practical tools to help you reparent yourself with gentleness, humor, love, and respect.
“This book could benefit all ACAs and fills a huge need in our program for concrete information on how to embrace the ACA Solution. The Loving Parent Guidebook finally provides practical instruction on HOW to reparent.” - Fellow Traveler
“This guidebook is excellent! It provides a new and powerful approach to loving parent work.” - Fellow Traveler
“It’s like all the things I needed but didn’t get growing up are presented in this book. It’s such a beautiful and important piece of work. After nine years in ACA and 26 years in other 12 Step programs, I truly feel that I have finally arrived home.” - Fellow Traveler
“I’m incredibly impressed with the sensitivity, care, strength, and power of this book.” - Fellow Traveler