The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family

by Karyn B. Purvis

Paperback, 2007

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Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, this book is intended to help adoptive parents build bonds of affection and trust with their adopted child, effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders, and discipline their child with love without making him or her feel threatened.

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McGraw-Hill Education (2007), Edition: 1, 288 pages

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LibraryThing member autumnesf
This book was written for parents of children from other countries, from troubled backgrounds and with special behavioral or emotional needs. It teaches you ways to deal with/handle situations with these children -- such as redirection, building trust, and disarming fear responses. We have a very
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very fearful child and I found value in their suggestions. It is written in a easy-to-read manner and doesn't take long to finish. Not sure that I would suggest buying it...but a great library find for those looking for a little extra information on extreme behaviors.
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LibraryThing member s_jorgensen
Great book! This is a must-read for adoptive and foster families of older children. Purvis includes lots of concrete tips and advice for helping your child cope with the emotional journey to a new family. Keep it on your bookshelf and refer to it often!
LibraryThing member xuesheng
I thought this book had some great information in it. I think many of the tips and approaches would work for any family whether their children are adopted or not or whether they have special behavioral needs or not. There are chapters on disarming fear, dealing with defiance, teaching life values,
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how to nurture at every opportunity, and, my favorite chapter, proactive strategies to make life easier. At the end of this one, the authors include a daily Skills Practice Checklist, that includes the life values. I would recommend this book for any adoptive families.
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LibraryThing member amerynth
"The Connected Child" by Karyn Purvis, David Cross and Wendy Sunshine" is filled with tips for those who adopt children who have special behavioral and emotional needs. They explain that more traditional responses such as isolating time outs, only serve to further isolate a child who already has
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trust and loss issues.

This excellent book is easy to read and lays out its suggestions in a really informative way. I definitely plan to incorporate some of its techniques into our home.
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LibraryThing member ACRF
A book for parents who have welcomed children from another country, from troubled backgrounds or with special behavioral or emotional needs. The Connected Child will help you build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child. Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders. And
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discipline your child with llove without making him or her feel threatened. Questionnaire: Selected Reading Questionnaire.
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