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The Connected Child / Edition 1
     

The Connected Child / Edition 1

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by Karyn Purvis, David Cross, Wendy Sunshine
 

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ISBN-10: 0071475001

ISBN-13: 9780071475006

Pub. Date: 02/22/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

"An extremely useful parenting handbook...
truly outstanding ... strongly recommended."

--Library Journal (starred review)

"A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike."

--Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption

The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some

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"An extremely useful parenting handbook...
truly outstanding ... strongly recommended."

--Library Journal (starred review)

"A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike."

--Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption

The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion.

Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you:

  • Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child
  • Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders
  • Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened

"A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children."

--Carol S. Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child

"Drs. Purvis and Cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat."
--Kathleen E. Morris, editor of S. I. Focus magazine

"Truly an exceptional, innovative work . . . compassionate, accessible, and founded on a breadth of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise."
--Susan Livingston Smith, program director,
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

"The Connected Child is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child.This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect, 'Calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.' The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families."
--Melissa Fay Greene, author of There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071475006
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
02/22/2007
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
114
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Connected Child 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
I-am-Blessed More than 1 year ago
Terrific book for parents of children adopted from orphanages. We adopted our daughter nine years ago from an orphanage in Eastern Europe. Because of the trauma she experienced during her early childhood living in a government-run institution, we've had to learn new parenting techniques to help us work through attachment and behavioral issues. The suggestions presented in this book are not only practical, they work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I would have read this book 3 years ago when our family first became a foster family. It is a wealth of knowledge on connecting with children that have bonding issues
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchase this book to better help me understand the four children my husband and I adopted. I don't care what the Social Workers or Adoption people tell you Love is not enough and if you are not prepared for what may be when you adopt a child then you really need to read this book and many others to understand you child. Our child came from a background of sexual abuse and nelegect and 6 years later we are still dealing with the backlash. Therapy is important too.
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I hardly ever type reviews but this is one of the best parenting books I've ever read...and I've read a lot. I only have biological children but it was recommended to me by a friend with adopted children. The advice is practical and doable. I highly recommend it.
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As a couple with no children, embarking on the foster care adoption process, this book is invaluable. It's a great read with really good practical examples and advice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and I are in the process of adopting a child with special needs. We also work with students in special education. This book is a great resource for parents and professionals working with "waiting children". Waiting children are children who are being adopted after birth. These children may have trouble adjusting to being adopted and may not know how to live in a caring family environment. They may still be mourning the loss of their birth family or may be mistrustful because other adults in their lives were unable to take care of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book! It's a great reminder for parents to continually think from their children's perspective. There are so many reasons for children's behavior and we do our children a huge justice by considering the core of their actions. I definitely recommend this book!