Communicating With The Adopted Child

Communicating With The Adopted Child

by Miriam Komar
     
 

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Communicating With the Adopted Child focuses on the importance of family conversation and the power of speech in providing both information and emotional support to the adopted child. Using examples drawn from interviews, case studies, and extensive correspondence, as well as from leading studies in the fields of psychology, sociology, and social work, Dr. Komar

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Communicating With the Adopted Child focuses on the importance of family conversation and the power of speech in providing both information and emotional support to the adopted child. Using examples drawn from interviews, case studies, and extensive correspondence, as well as from leading studies in the fields of psychology, sociology, and social work, Dr. Komar gives a reassuring perspective on some of the most troubling issues of adoption. This is specific, proven advice on how to overcome common obstacles to parent-child communication.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This book offers much insight into the psyche of the adopted child. Psychoanalyst Komar notes that the greatest challenge of adoptive parents is to instill a positive self-image in their child. She forcefully argues that most people want to be ordinary and to blend into their environment. Thus, the usual attempt to attach special status to the adoptee is counter-productive. Her instructive comments on real-life situations, based on extensive interviewing of many adoptive families, provide guidelines and support. She is particularly reassuring when addressing the troubling questions regarding timing and techniques for imparting information about their past to adopted children and stresses the importance of recognizing a child's legitimate concerns about his or her origins. Komar's common-sense approach can help resolve many issues that confront the adoptive family.-- Carol R. Glatt, VA Medical Ctr. Lib., Philadelphia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595091270
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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