Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children

Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children

by Daniel A. Hughes
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Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children by Daniel A. Hughes

An expert clinician brings attachment theory into the realm of parenting skills.

Attachment security and affect regulation have long been buzzwords in therapy circles, but many of these ideas—so integral to successful therapeutic work with kids and adolescents— have yet to be effectively translated to parenting practice itself. Moreover, as neuroscience reveals how the human brain is designed to work in good relationships, and how such relationships are central to healthy human development, the practical implications for the parent-child attachment relationship become even more apparent.

Here, a leading attachment specialist with over 30 years of clinical experience brings the rich and comprehensive field of attachment theory and research from inside the therapy room to the outside, equipping therapists and caregivers with practical parenting skills and techniques rooted in proven therapeutic principles.

A guide for all parents and a resource for all mental health clinicians and parent-educators who are searching for ways to effectively love, discipline, and communicate with children, this book presents the techniques and practices that are fundamental to optimal child development and family functioning—how to set limits, provide guidance, and manage the responsibilities and difficulties of daily life, while at the same time communicating safety, fun, joy, and love. Filled with valuable clinical vignettes and sample dialogues, Hughes shows how attachment-focused research can guide all those who care for children in their efforts to better raise them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393707151
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/16/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 728,192
File size: 405 KB

About the Author

Daniel A. Hughes, PhD, is a prominent attachment specialist and private practitioner. President of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, he consults and gives trainings in the U.S. and abroad on issues of attachment and family therapy. He is the author of Attachment-Focused Family Therapy, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook, and Attachment-Focused Parenting.

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Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my humble opinion, as a person and as a Marriage and FamilyTherapist, Dr. HUGHES latest book is a well written guide for both caregiver and clinician regarding the latest, useful and crucial information on attahment-theory, while applying it in healthy and safe ways in families. In addition to providing a practical, solid, and systemic means to being a more connected and patient parent, he promotes the importance of play, of having fun, and being curious while doing the most important task we do as humans, connect and love, especially with our children. And the principles/techniques included in this book extend to ALL relationships, not just parent-child. Read, learn, grow!
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