Books About Reparenting After You Have Used Transactional Analysis

Transactional analysis teaches about the inner parent, inner adult, and the inner child. My favorite resource for TA is Business Balls.

Some books to help with your reparenting-

(1)  It’s Never Too Late to Be Happy: Reparenting Yourself for Happiness by Muriel James

Product notes–

“In It’s Never Too Late to Be Happy: Reparenting Yourself for Happiness, Muriel James, coauthor of the 4-million-copy best-seller Born to Win, presents a clear, layman-friendly self-reparenting program through which the reader can actually create a new internal parent–one which is fully functional, supporting, encouraging, and loving–to replace the old parent figure, whose negative psychological messages consistently thwart one’s hopes for happiness.”

“In the field of psychology, self-reparenting is recognized as a highly effective strategy for pursuing happiness. Thousands of people worldwide have used it successfully to discover what went wrong in childhood and throughout their lives that restricted their freedom to succeed and be happy to move from discontentment to happiness–reparenting themselves for a fuller, happier life.”

“It’s Never Too Late to Be Happy presents coherent, straightforward insights into how personality is developed during a person’s early years, how parents use and misuse the parenting skills that influence personality, how children react to negative or inconsistent messages, and many other issues that work together to prohibit both satisfaction and happiness in later life. Combined with chapter by chapter self-analysis exercises, these insights will lead any reader through the reparenting process which will invariably lead to greatly increased happiness–at any age.”

(2)  Self Parenting: The Complete Guide to Your Inner Conversations by John Pollard

Product notes:

Self Parenting: The Complete Guide to Your Inner Conversations is the classic and original how-to book defining the concept of “self-parenting.” Many of us grew up within a parental environment that did not support our childhood needs for love, support, and nurturing.”

“As adults, we mentally continue the same patterns as an “Inner Parent” that left us feeling alone and abandoned as a child. By beginning the daily practice of positive Self-Parenting, the negative outer parenting patterns taught as a child (and subsequently internalized as an adult) can be recognized and reversed.”

“The foundation of the Self Parenting is the daily practice of the Self-Parenting Exercises, a thirty-minute session of cognitive interaction between the Inner Parent and Inner Child. During these daily half-hour sessions Illustrated In the book, the reader learns how to love, support, and nurture his or her Inner Child as well as increase their awareness of the profound implications of their Inner Conversations in the “real world.”

(3)  Growing Up Again-Parenting Ourselves by Connie Dawson and Jean Illsley Clarke

Product notes–

“Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson provide the information every adult caring for children should know–about ages and stages of development, ways to nurture our children and ourselves, and tools for personal and family growth.”

“This new edition also addresses the special demands of parenting adopted children and the problem of overindulgence; a recognition and exploration of prenatal life and our final days as unique life stages; new examples of nurturing, structuring, and discounting, as well as concise ways to identify them; help for handling parenting conflicts in blended families, and guidelines on supporting children’s spiritual growth.”

(4)  The 12 Steps to Self-Parenting for Adult Children by Patricia O’Gorman and Philip Oliver-Diaz

Product  notes–

“If you are the child of an alcoholic or an adult child who has experienced a traumatic childhood, you can give yourself a second chance for intimacy, fulfillment and joy by Self-Parenting. 12 Steps To Self-Parenting, based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, will guide you to nurture your Inner Child so that it may grow into healthy self-acceptance.”

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