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Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play: Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child

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Capturing the warmth and fun of forming close relationships with children, this book offers simple advice to parents of children who find it difficult to attach and bond - whether following adoption, divorce or other difficult experiences.

Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray describes how to use the latest thinking on attachment in your daily parenting. She reveals sensory
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Paperback, 239 pages
Published April 21st 2014 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers (first published January 1st 2014)
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Monica
Nov 10, 2016 Monica rated it did not like it
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It was hard for me to take this text seriously. Much of this book seems to be based on a misunderstanding of research. Most notably, the following paragraph: "There are little hairs in the inner ear (hair cell sterocilia) that respond when children are tipped or moved, as they are during activities like "airplane rides", when parents swing children, or when they jump off dad's shoulders in the pool. The movement of these little hairs is believed to be a signal for attachment. They are another ...more
Jessica
Nov 12, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it
Required reading for our domestic adoption process. A lot of the opening sections on attachment was already familiar material to me - I think I must have read an abridged version by the same author at some point, maybe in Adoptive Families magazine.

The stuff on attachment is great, very reassuring and with actual tips for all stages of development. The book ended up having a lot of parenting stuff that goes well beyond attachment, but I pretty much read the whole thing (other than teens and twee
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