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Parenting Your Adopted Older Child: How to Overcome the Unique Challenges and Raise a Happy and Healthy Child

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If you've adopted a child older than two years—from the U.S. or abroad—this practical guide will provide you with all the information and tools you’ll need to overcome difficulties and develop a healthy, loving relationship with your child. You’ll learn step-by-step how to identify your child’s unique needs and wounds, create a supportive home environment, and develop the ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published May 2nd 2002 by New Harbinger Publications
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Cassandra
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: adoption, nonfiction
This book was highly recommended on several adoption book lists. My opinion is rather mixed.

Who should read it - those who want to adopt an older child and want a rather frank awareness of potential challenges they may face. Those who are adopting from the US.

Who shouldn't bother to read it - those who have already read a number of older child adoption books. It doesn't present anything new. Those who are adopting internationally; while the book does contain one chapter on international adoption
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Catharine
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought this book gave some good ideas about how to deal with different behaviours.
Carrie
Apr 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adoption, counseling
I'm a therapist that has recommended chapters of this book to my clients. I am also hopefully a future adoptive parent. I thought this book was informative on a variety of different topics that those who adopt older children face.
Becky
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Notes to myself:-)
*Good explanation of why there may be a sense of entitlement.
*Also some good information regarding counseling and how the children should not be encouraged to attach to the counselors.
Cynthia Ayyad
Jul 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
This woman has obviously had some bad experiences with adoptive children. However she makes it seem as though all adoptive children are untrustworthy and will act out negatively. There are better books out there. Read those instead.
Becky Straub
Aug 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Much of this didn't apply to my unique situation, but enough did to make it a worthwhile read. It was nice to have some validation of some of the issues I'm stuck in the middle of.
Tom Panning
Nov 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: adoption
Good, but sometimes seemed stereotypical about men. Also, the example stories seemed more "inspired by real stories" than what actually happened.
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