The Connected Child  Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family Book
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

The Connected Child Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family


  • Author : Karyn B. Purvis
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2007-03-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0071509267

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The Connected Child Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family Excerpt :

"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 a

The Connected Child  Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

The Connected Child Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family


  • Author : Wendy Sunshine
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2007-03-15
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0071475001

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The Connected Child Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family Excerpt :

"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 a

The Connected Parent Book

The Connected Parent


  • Author : Lisa Qualls
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780736978927

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The Connected Parent Excerpt :

There Is Hope for Every Child, Every Parent, and Every Family Parenting under the best of circumstances can be difficult. And raising children who have come to your home from “hard places,” who have their own set of unique needs, brings even more challenges. You may have discovered that the techniques that worked with your birth children are not working with your adopted or foster child. Renowned child-development expert Dr. Karyn Purvis gives you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your family. You will benefit from Karyn’s decades of clinical research and real-world experience. Coauthor Lisa Qualls demonstrates how you can successfully implement these strategies in your home, just as she did in hers. You will learn how to simplify your approach using scripts, nurture your child, combat chronic fear, teach respect, and develop other valuable tools to facilitate a healing connection with your child. The Connected Parent will help you lovingly guide your children and bring renewed hope and restoration to your family.

Play Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Play


  • Author : Stuart Brown M.D.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-03-05
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101016237

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Play Excerpt :

From a leading expert, a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives We've all seen the happiness on the face of a child while playing in the school yard. Or the blissful abandon of a golden retriever racing across a lawn. This is the joy of play. By definition, play is purposeless, all-consuming, and fun. But as Dr. Stuart Brown illustrates, play is anything but trivial. It is a biological drive as integral to our health as sleep or nutrition. We are designed by nature to flourish through play. Dr. Brown has spent his career studying animal behavior and conducting more than six-thousand "play histories" of humans from all walks of life-from serial murderers to Nobel Prize winners. Backed by the latest research, Play explains why play is essential to our social skills, adaptability, intelligence, creativity, ability to problem solve and more. Particularly in tough times, we need to play more than ever, as it's the very means by which we prepare for the unexpected, search out new solutions, and remain optimistic. A fascinating blend of cutting-edge neuroscience, biology, psychology, social science, and inspiring human stories of the transformative power of play, this book proves why play just might be the most important work we can ever do.

Created to Connect Book

Created to Connect


  • Author : Karyn Brand Purvis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-06-18
  • Genre: Adopted children
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN 10 : 0615382258

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Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew


  • Author : Sherrie Eldridge
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 2009-10-07
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307570819

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Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew Excerpt :

"Birthdays may be difficult for me." "I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family." "When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me." "I am afraid you will abandon me." The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents. Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home.

Discipline That Connects With Your Child s Heart Book

Discipline That Connects With Your Child s Heart


  • Author : Jim Jackson
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441230591

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Discipline That Connects With Your Child s Heart Excerpt :

A Powerful Approach to Bringing God's Grace to Kids Did you know that the way we deal (or don't deal) with our kids' misbehavior shapes their beliefs about themselves, the world, and God? Therefore it's vital to connect with their hearts--not just their minds--amid the daily behavior battles. With warmth and grace, Jim and Lynne Jackson, founders of Connected Families, offer four tried-and-true keys to handling any behavioral issues with love, truth, and authority. You will learn practical ways to communicate messages of grace and truth, how to discipline in a way that motivates your child, and how to keep your relationship strong, not antagonistic. Discipline is more than just a short-term attempt to modify your child's actions--it's a long-term investment to help them build faith, wisdom, and character for life. When you discover a better path to discipline, you'll find a more well-behaved--and well-believed--kid.

The Grammar of Untold Stories Book

The Grammar of Untold Stories


  • Author : Lois Ruskai Melina
  • Publisher : Shanti Arts Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781951651428

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The Grammar of Untold Stories Excerpt :

Sixteen essays ranging from lyric essays to narrative journalism address how we make sense of what we cannot know, how we make change in the world, how we heal, and how we know when we are home. Collectively, these essays convey the longing for agency and connection, particularly among women. They will resonate with readers of all ages, but perhaps especially with women in the second half of life, those dealing with aging parents, retirement, illness, and accompanying vulnerabilities. Here readers will find comfort within keen reflection upon life's ambiguities.

Connecting with Kids Through Stories Book

Connecting with Kids Through Stories


  • Author : Denise B. Lacher
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849058698

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Connecting with Kids Through Stories Excerpt :

This is an accessible guide to using therapeutic stories to help connect with troubled adopted children. It demonstrates how parents and professionals can create their own stories to help children heal, and explains the theory behind the therapy. This second edition includes updated research and full sample stories.

Our Own Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Our Own


  • Author : Trish Maskew
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 0966970152

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Our Own Excerpt :

Based on personal experiences, research, and interviews, the author presents "practical tips, advice, and real-life stories for anyone who is adopting, or hopes to adopt, an older child."--Cover.

Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family Book

Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family


  • Author : David Sanford
  • Publisher : Focus on the Family Pub
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 1589973380

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Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family Excerpt :

Adoption is a high calling from God, and the Christian home primary soil for planting seeds of faith. But how will post-adoption challenges affect this growth? Most agencies do a great job of connecting families with children who need a forever family. Not many prepare you for the unexpected issues—an adopted child fighting with his new siblings or not wanting to be touched or showing signs of reactive attachment disorder (RAD). The more you know, the more confident you will be to meet the unique needs of your adopted child and your entire family. This distinctly Christian book will equip readers to be successful adoptive parents. Packed from cover to cover with information, advice, ideas, and resources, Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family will inspire and inform parents committed to making adoption work. Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family is the one parenting resource that provides comprehensive, topical, Bible-based solutions for the inevitable challenges after adoption.

Attaching in Adoption Book

Attaching in Adoption


  • Author : Deborah D. Gray
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849058902

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Attaching in Adoption Excerpt :

This classic text is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. It explains what attachment is and provides parenting techniques matched to children's emotional needs and stages to enhance children's happiness and emotional health.

Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child Book

Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child


  • Author : Patty Cogen
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2011-05-14
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458768834

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Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child Excerpt :

Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child guides adoptive parents in promoting a child's emotional and social adjustment, from the family's first hours together through the teen years. It explains how to help an adopted child cope with the ''Big Change,'' bond with new parents, become part of a family, and develop a positive self-image that incorporates both American identity and ethnicity origins. Parents waiting to meet their adoptive children will appreciate Cogen's advice about preparing for the trip and handling the first meeting. The author's main focus, though, is the child's adaptation over the next months and years. Cogen explains how to deal with the child's ''mixed maturities''; how (and why) to tell the child's story from the child's point of view; how to handle sleep problems and resistance to household rules; and how to encourage eye contact and ease transitions and separations. The reassuring narrative tone and the breadth and depth of information make this the most substantive and accessible book available and an indispensable resource for parents who adopt, professionals who advise adoptive parents, and teachers of adoptive children

There Is No Me Without You Book
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

There Is No Me Without You


  • Author : Melissa Fay Greene
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2007-09-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596912939

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There Is No Me Without You Excerpt :

The best-selling author of Praying for Sheetrock offers a revealing study of the human cost of the AIDS pandemic in Africa, in an inspirational portrait of Heregwoin Tefera, a widowed recluse in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who has become the caretaker of sixty children orphaned and abandoned by the AIDS crisis. Reprint.

The Connected Parent Book

The Connected Parent


  • Author : John Palfrey
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541618008

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The Connected Parent Excerpt :

An essential guide for parents navigating the new frontier of hyper-connected kids. Today's teenagers spend about nine hours per day online. Parents of this ultra-connected generation struggle with decisions completely new to parenting: Should an eight-year-old be allowed to go on social media? How can parents help their children gain the most from the best aspects of the digital age? How can we keep kids safe from digital harm? John Palfrey and Urs Gasser bring together over a decade of research at Harvard to tackle parents' most urgent concerns. The Connected Parent is required reading for anyone trying to help their kids flourish in the fast-changing, uncharted territory of the digital age.