Coyne & Murrell, 2009

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APA Citation: 

Coyne, L. W., & Murrell, A. R. (2009). The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Conceptual
Publication Type: 
Mindfulness, Acceptance, ACT, Parenting, Mothering, Childhood

This book is available for purchase at the ACBS Self-Help Bookstore.

A compassionate guide for parents who sometimes feel overwhelmed by the process of raising a young child; that is, for all parents. Readers will learn how to be flexible as their children make critical transitions, gracefully deal with behavioral issues such as tantrums and defiance, and give their children—and themselves—credit for what they are doing right. The book teaches acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) strategies to help parents refrain from falling back on automatic parenting behaviors and responses that do not necessarily work or fit well with their child’s level of development. Readers will determine their values as a parent, set goals for their family, and mindfully work toward them gradually each and every day.