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Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2004

    A Must Have!!

    I have read several books and this is my favorite. I have adopted three siblings and felt that I was completely losing my mind. This book gives me and my husband solace. It is very easy to read and we find ourselves smiling while reading this book, as we realize that WE ARE NOT ALONE, SOMEONE DOES UNDERSTAND and WE ARE NOT CRAZY! I even sent copies of this book to the grandparents to give them insight.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2006

    Practical and Compassionate Help from Professionals

    If you are an adoptive parent and are at your wit's end or if you are a parent who just wants good, sound, professional advice, but don't know where to find it, here is the place!This book is by two highly-respected leaders in the field.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2005

    Excellent book to prepare you for adoption

    First, I read Adopting the Hurt Child by Keck. This gave me insight into the world of domestic and international adoption. I needed to know what we were venturing into. The social worker for our adoption agency recommended reading these two books. She stated 'You both need to learn how to parent these children. It is very different from non-special needs children. There is a wealth of knowledge and recommendations for adoptive parents to practice at home. Dr. Keck, PhD., and Kupecky, LSW, recommends being creative with each individual child. This approach enables all adoptive parents to go into adoption with their eyes wide open and with tools for loving and logical outcomes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2003

    Good for everyone who raises children.

    This is another good book on attachment disorders and control issues. It encourages adoptive parents to whom a hurt child has become more like a burden than a blessing not to give up. The authors highlight the symptoms of abuse, attachment disorders and control issues and then show parents what will work with the hurt child: love, praise, patience, consistency, anger management. The authors give useful information on resources, such as finance, therapy for siblings and parents, cultural differences, and marriage counseling. Yes, don¿t give up but give lots and lots of your time and your troubled child may heal and grow into a loving adult. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Great resource especially for adoptive parents!

    This book was simple, easy to read and full of very helpful information on parenting children with "hurts". Wish I'd discovered it long ago!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

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    Very Informative Read

    As an adoptive parent of a child with Attachment Disorders this book was a wonderful help. My child was a hurt child. The ideas and theories in this book helped me to understand him and how he thinks and feels easier.

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