The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
Adoption experts Purvis and Cross offer for the first time a book that addresses the special issues of children who have emotional, medical, or behavioral needs. Their methods will help adoptive parents and families recognize, understand, and effectively treat their adopted child's unique challenges.
From the Back Cover 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, M.A., author of The Out-of-Sync Child