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The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis
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Jun 29, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: adoption-books
Recommended for: Anyone who has adopted or will be adopting.
Read from June 20 to July 18, 2011

This is an informative book on the issues that many adopted children face, and how to better parent them in light of their special needs. Since we are adopting internationally, and our child will most likely be coming from an orphanage...I found those sections on attachment issues of orphans most helpful. This will be a book I will definitely come back to once we have our little girl home.

Really, the parenting techniques mentioned throughout the book would be helpful to any parent wanting to connect better with their children. I've used a few on our four-year-old just to test their effectiveness, and they really work. We've avoided several meltdowns, and noticed an improvement in behavior when he felt that we weren't just telling him "no", but actually trying to understand his needs and give him a chance to compromise.

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