Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child: From Your First Hours Together Through the Teen Years

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A guide for adoptive parents from preparations for a child's arrival through the teen years.

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Overview

A guide for adoptive parents from preparations for a child's arrival through the teen years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558323261
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/15/2008
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 424,817
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: Proactive Parenting     1
Understanding Your Child's Behavior- and Misbehavior
"Are You My Mommy? Are You My Daddy?" The Beginnings of Identity     9
Differences in Development: Identity, "Attachment," Connection, and Resiliency     15
Identity and Your Child's Complex Background     29
Connection, Survival Skills, and Family Skills     36
Resiliency and Reactive Coping Behaviors     50
Memories from a Complex Background     63
Key Parenting Strategies
Providing a Framework for Fragmented Memories     74
The Roots of Identity: We Are Alike, We Are Different     87
Connection Activities and Games     96
Eye Contact and Face-to-Face Interaction     104
Joyful Play, Language, and Connection     111
Sleep, Connection, and Separation     127
Teaching Your Child to Self-Soothe and Self-Calm     146
Sensory-Motor Integration and Stimulation Management     165
"Ping-Pong" Interactions for Connection and Reconnection     185
Making Rules and Limits Work     191
Repairing Disconnection between Child and Parent     202
Encouraging Adjustment and Interdependence     207
Structuring Transitions, Separations,and Work/Life Decisions     223
As Your Adopted Child Grows Up
Adoption Issues from Three to Five: Questions and Answers about Birth, Past, and Present     236
Adoption Issues from Three to Five: Separation and Reunion     242
Adoption Issues from Three to Five: Dictators and Bosses     259
Adoption Issues from Six to Nine: Making Choices about Race, Culture, Ethnicity, and Identity     273
Adoption Issues from Six to Nine: Creating a Deeper and More Detailed Adoption Story     284
Adoption Issues from Six to Nine: Acting Out, Being "Perfect," and Other Challenging Behaviors     297
Adoption Issues from Ten to Twelve: New Bodies, New Pressures     309
Adoption Issues from Ten to Twelve: Identity Challenged and Reinforced     329
Adoption Issues from Ten to Twelve: Independence without Disconnection     343
Adoption Issues in the Teen Years: In the Shadow of Independence     355
Adoption Issues in the Teen Years: How Self-Control Happens, and What to Do When It Does Not     369
Adoption Issues in the Teen Years: Mixed Heritages, Fluid Identities     399
Last Words     413
Teaching Your Child Your Language     414
Bibliography     417
Index     424
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  • Posted April 28, 2009

    An Invaluable resource for adoptive parents

    This comprehensive book has been so, so helpful as we raise our two internationally adopted children. This book covers issues parents may face in raising their children from infancy all the way through the high-school years. There are many good resources available for adoptive parents. This is the best I have found.

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  • Posted July 31, 2010

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    Amazing Resource!

    This book is just terrific as i prepare to bring home my internationally adopted child. In addition to information and explanations, it gives you practical activities and talking guidelines with which to communicate to your child. This is definitely a must-have for parents adopting internationally.

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