The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Karyn B. PurvisThe Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Karyn B. Purvis

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

byKaryn B. Purvis, David R. Cross, Wendy Lyons Sunshine

Paperback | March 15, 2007

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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

Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D., is the director at Texas Christian University's Institute of Child Development, which hosts the Adoption Project and its Hope Connection camp. David R. Cross, Ph.D., is the associate director of the Texas Christian University's Institute of Child Development and a professor in TCU's psychology department. ...
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Title:The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family: Bring Hope and Healing to Your…Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.6 inPublished:March 15, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071475001

ISBN - 13:9780071475006

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from brilliant This book is absolutely brilliant. I finished the last page, turned the book over and immediately began reading it again in order to highlight parts of it for later use. If you're an adoptive parent, in the process of adopting or even considering adoption, this book is for you.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book on adoption that actually helps!!!! I have spent the last three years finding out what was 'wrong' with my adoptive daughter. PDD, RAD, ADHD, learning differences, you name it we tested for it. But no one ever told what to do now. This book is the answer to that question. It gives you concrete practical advice on how to 'connect' to your child. If your story is like mine, please read this book.
Date published: 2007-03-29