New Book by Barbara Joy Helps Moms Succeed, No Matter What

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For more than fifteen years, Barbara Joy has worked with moms in recovery for alcoholism and other addictions. She knows what works. Here she includes real-life stories and strategies from the moms and children she works with. The reader is guided by a professional and encouraged and inspired by both the moms and children she writes about.

Other than your recovery, I believe that parenting is the most important job you'll ever do. It may also very well be the hardest job you'll ever do. And, for sure, the most rewarding!

In her new book, Easy Does It, Mom, Barbara Joy provides moms with positive encouragement, knowledge, and positive parenting tools they can begin using immediately as they continue their recovery and move toward being the best moms they can be.

Joy relies on experts with degrees and experts with "mom" behind their name. For more than fifteen years, Barbara Joy has worked with moms in recovery for alcoholism and other addictions. She knows what works. Here she includes real-life stories and strategies from the moms and children she works with. The reader is guided by a professional and encouraged and inspired by both the moms and children she writes about.

Because moms in recovery feel safer, and more secure in a familiar and consistent environment, each chapter begins with an encouraging saying and ends with a writing activity. In addition, four to eight clear and concise keys summarize each chapter.

For moms in recovery, Barbara says, "Other than your recovery, I believe that parenting is the most important job you'll ever do. It may also very well be the hardest job you'll ever do. And, for sure, the most rewarding!"

Praise for the Book
"I have always felt parents should require a license before they have children so they would be equipped for the experience. Easy Does It, Mom should be required reading for those seeking a license. When children grow up with love, and mottoes to live by, they care for themselves and know how to survive life's difficulties. Parents, and other authority figures' words are hypnotic, and create their children's future. So Moms read Barbara Joy's words of wisdom and raise children who will make a difference and until she writes Easy Does It, Dad I recommend that fathers read it too." -- Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Prescriptions For Living.

"Barbara Joy's book Easy Does It, Mom is a gem. The format makes the book easy to read for busy parents, and it's filled with helpful, practical, and wise suggestions for positive parenting. Barbara's kindness and experience shine through this useful and touching addition to the parenting literature. A must read!" -- Lynn Lott, M.A., M.F.T., co-author of 4 books in the Positive Discipline series and 14 other self-help and parenting books.

About the Author:
For the past three decades, Barbara Joy has been working with children and parents in many arenas - as Coach, Consultant, Teacher, Educator, Nurse and Advocate, as well as being a mom of three now grown children. Fifteen of those years have included working with parents in recovery and their children, providing education and support. She teaches and consults in both short and long term treatment centers as well as providing individual and family work. Barbara is a Positive Parenting Coach in northern California and also works with parents all over the United States. You will find her online at http://www.parentingwithjoy.com.

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