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Parenting Your Adopted Child Parenting Your Adopted Child: A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family a Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A refreshingly positive and practical approach to parenting

Parents of adopted children face some unique challenges in addition to all the "regular" issues that come with being a parent. Parenting Your Adopted Child provides helpful tools that enable families to understand and counter common myths about adoption that may be harmful to their children. It also clearly demonst
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 19th 2004 by McGraw-Hill
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Sarah
Oct 22, 2018 rated it liked it
This is more a book about adoption/parenting adopted kids about adoption than about how to parent adopted kids in general. Not bad but not at all what I was looking for.
Rebecca
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Geared mostly towards infants and younger children, despite claiming to address adolescent adoption. Feels naive in many parts.
Tawny
Dec 29, 2010 rated it liked it
Ryan keeps picking up all these great books from the library, but we hardly have no time to read them anymore! The library should be happy to get this one back after we've hogged it for a couple months. Favorite lines:
1. "Society often expects both more and less of adopted children. People think adopted children should be grateful for being adopted and strive to do their best because they were "chosen." But they may also think that since the children were adopted, they can't achieve much" (6).
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Abby
Nov 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: adoptive families, people who have questions about adoption
I read this book while we were completing the adoption home-study because I had some questions and concerns about what unique issues and problems an adopted child might have and what I need to do to make sure my child grows up to be a well-adjusted, confident adult. This book answered every single one of my questions. This book has great advice for all parents. If you have adopted, are thinking about adopting, or even if your child has adopted friends and you're not sure how to talk about it wit ...more
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