Parenting Your Adopted Child: A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family

Parenting Your Adopted Child: A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family

by Christine Adamec, Andrew Adesman


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A refreshingly positive and practical approach to parenting

Parents of adopted children face some unique challenges in addition to all the “regular”
issues that come with being a parent. Parenting
Your Adopted Child provides helpful tools that enable families to understand and counter common myths about adoption that may be harmful to their children. It also clearly demonstrates how parents can effectively tailor their parenting approach to suit their child’s distinct needs.

Written by a renowned pediatrician who specializes in helping adopted children and their families, Parenting Your Adopted Child
answers such common concerns as:

  • Why, when, and how do I explain adoption to my child and others?
  • How can I help my child deal with adoption at different stages of life?
  • How do I nurture a strong relationship between siblings?
  • How do I bond with my newborn?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071409803
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 05/21/2004
Edition description: List
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Andrew Adesman, M.D. (Roslyn, NY) is chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at
Schneider Children’s Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine. Dr. Adesman also serves as director of the Adoption Evaluation Center and the neonatal developmental follow-up program at Schneider Children’s Hospital.

Christine Adamec (Palm Bay, FL) is the author or coauthor of 16 books, including five on adoption-related topics.

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