Casey O'Roarty - Joyful Courage

I wrote this book for you.
And me.
I wrote this book for all of us.

Parenting is messy. Alongside all of the joy comes and emotional freight train full of challenges and frustration. Your child can instantly trigger strong reactions that leave you feeling angry and out of control. What if you didn’t respond so emotionally every time? What if you could learn to be more present to the experience you were having? Might you feel like a better parent?

Joyful Courage: Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey helps parents navigate the roller coaster of parenting to reveal:

  • How identifying your body’s physical reaction to stress is the first step to taking control of your parenting

  • Why our past experiences add to the conflict with out kids and what to do about it.

  • Real-life stories from parents riding the emotional freight train.

  • The Three B’s Method to change your reaction anytime, anywhere.

  • How to grow your relationship with all of the people that you love.

From toddlers to teenagers, Joyful Courage is the practical and thoughtful resource for parents to navigate the challenge of raising children while choosing to be connected and engaged. Parents can learn how to be the best for their families with Joyful Courage.

Casey O’Roarty is the authentic friend who tells the truth about the struggles of parenting, and is the wise guide who provides powerful tools to help us be our best selves as parents. Her “breath, body, balcony” strategy is a gem! 

-Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., LCSW Co-author of the bestsellers The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline, and The Yes Brain

Joyful Courage is the parenting manual I wish I had years ago. Filled with heart, frank advice and understanding, Casey O’Roarty gets to the core of the struggle every parent experiences. Her 3 B’s approach is an invaluable tool to adjust our emotions as parents and really connect with our children. By the end of this book, you’ll know how to build the deep relationships with your family you’ve always wanted. A+, Casey!

- Amy McCready, Founder of and best-selling author of The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic and If I Have to Tell You One More Time…

I have been yet to read a book that raises awareness around triggered reactions quite like Joyful Courage. Casey is a master at helping parents look beneath the surface to learn how to respond to the challenges of parenting with greater presence, love, and compassion. Joyful Courage will help you become the parent you’ve wanted to be while nourishing you through every chapter of this enlightening work.

- Rachel Macy Stafford, Founder of, New York Times bestselling author of Only Love Today and Certified Special Education Teacher

Casey O'Roarty M. Ed is a Positive Discipline Trainer and Parent Coach. She hosts the popular parenting podcast Joyful Courage. For the last 20 years, Casey has worked with families as an educator and coach to broaden perspectives on parenthood, behavior and relationships between parents and children. She is a ICF Certified Life Coach and holds a Masters in Education from University of Washington.