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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

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Karyn B. Purvis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release: 2007-03-16
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 0071509267

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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.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Lisa Qualls
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release: 2020-07-07
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780736978927

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You Can Effectively Parent an Adopted or Foster Child Parenting under the best of circumstances is difficult, but because of their unique needs, raising children from hard places brings additional challenges. You might discover that traditional techniques that may have worked for you with your birth children are not working with your adopted or foster child. Renown child development expert Dr. Karyn Purvis will give you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your child, just as she did for coauthor Lisa Qualls. You will benefit from Karyn’s decades of research and understanding, plus Lisa’s hands-on experience and successful implementation of the strategies shared in this book. You will learn how to simplify your approach using scripts, nurture your child, combat chronic fear, teach respect, and develop other valuable skills to add to your parenting toolbox. The Connected Parent will help you lovingly guide your children and bring renewed hope and healing to your family.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Lisa Qualls
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release: 2020-07-07
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780736978934

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Genre: Adopted children
Author: Karyn Brand Purvis
Publisher:
Release: 2010-06-18
File: 77 Pages
ISBN-13: 0615382258

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of seven international workshops held in Stockholm, Sweden, in conjunction with the 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2015, in June 2015. The 38 full and nine short papers were carefully selected from 107 submissions. The workshops were the Second International Workshop on Advances in Services Design based on the Notion of Capability (ASDENCA), the Third International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering (COGNISE), the First International Workshop on Digital Business Innovation and the Future Enterprise Information Systems Engineering (DiFenSE), the First International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling (EM), the First Workshop on the Role of Real-World Objects in Business Process Management Systems (RW-BPMS), the 10th International Workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR), and the 5th International Workshop on Information Systems Security Engineering (WISSE).

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Genre: Computers
Author: Anne Persson
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2015-05-26
File: 532 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783319192437

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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

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Patty Cogen
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Release: 2012-12-28
File: 468 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781458768841

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The go-to guide for everything you want to know about international adoption From the initial decision—Is adoption right for you?—through returning home with your child—How can you ease the transition?—The Complete Book of International Adoption takes parents step by step through the entire process of adopting a child from another country. You will find: • An easy-to-understand analysis of the differences between domestic and international adoption • Advice on choosing a country, including 25 important factors to consider, such as the waiting times involved and the estimated costs for each of the top placing countries, with charts for easy comparison • A detailed discussion of the potential health issues based on the latest research and interviews with doctors who specialize in international adoption • Worksheets and a suggested system for preparing and organizing the extensive paperwork involved • Parenting tips to enhance attachment and suggestions for addressing the issues that come up in raising an internationally adopted child • Real parents’ stories and advice at every stage of the process • Plus all of the information you need to select your agency, plan financially, prepare for the home study, travel sensibly, evaluate your child’s health and integrate your new family More than just provide the facts, The Complete Book of International Adoption also helps parents manage the emotional rollercoaster that comes with the territory. Sensitive, wise, and often witty, this book is a must-have for any parent considering building their family through adoption. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Dawn Davenport
Publisher: Harmony
Release: 2008-12-10
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307483188

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In his newest release, Dr. Gregory C. Keck offers new insights and parenting strategies relative to adolescents, especially adopted adolescents. Parents will find humor and relief as they realize their role in their child’s journey in the adoption process.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Gregory Keck
Publisher: Tyndale House
Release: 2014-02-27
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781617472503

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"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.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Sherrie Eldridge
Publisher: Delta
Release: 2009-10-07
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307570819

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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.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Deborah D. Gray
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release: 2012
File: 393 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781849058902

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