The ACOA's guide to raising healthy children: a parenting handbook for adult children of alcoholics

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Parenting is a difficult task for anyone. For the adult children of alcoholics, it can be next to impossible. But now ACOAs have their own child-raising guide. Dr. Mastrich shows readers how to end the cycle of alcoholism by being a confident parent.

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ACOA Parents in Crisis
Deciding to ParentWhat to Expect
You and Your BabyThe First Year

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About the author (1988)

Dr. Jim Mastrich is a highly regarded psychologist in the field of personality development and performance psychology. His books, "The ACOA's Guide to Raising Healthy Children" (Macmillan 1988), "Strong Enough for Two" (Macmillan 1990) and "Images of America: Lambertville and New Hope" (Arcadia 1999), all received considerable recognition upon publication. Dr. Mastrich is in private practice in Kingston, New Jersey where he specializes in optimal performance psychology for athletes and non-athetes. He has taught psychopathology and group dynamics for doctoral students as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University for over ten years. Dr. Mastrich is also a board member of several educational and sportsmanship foundations and is a coach with several youth sports programs. He lives with his wife and two young boys in Lambertville, New Jersey.

William J. Birnes, Ph.D., publisher of "UFO Magazine, " is the coauthor of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Day After Roswell" with the late Lt. Col. Philip J. Corso; the coauthor of "The Riverman" and "Signature Killers" with Robert Keppel, Ph.D.; and the editor in chief of "The McGraw-Hill Personal Computer Programming Encyclopedia." The president of the Shadow Lawn Press, a book production company in Los Angeles and New York, Dr. Birnes lives in Los Angeles and New York with his wife, novelist Nancy Hayfield.