The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family

October 9, 2019 - Comment

“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 Connected Child provides the parents of adopted at risk children easy to follow practical advice on how to handle behavior problems in a calm,

“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 Connected Child provides the parents of adopted at risk children easy to follow practical advice on how to handle behavior problems in a calm, gentle, effective manner.”
–Temple Grandin, Author, The Way I See It, The Autistic Brain

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

Comments

Anonymous says:

Great Parenting Techniques, Terrible Generalizations Dr. Purvis spent much of her life studying and working with adopted children from many walks of life. In her book “The Connected Child” she makes gross generalizations for ALL adopted children stating that they are ALL “at risk” and therefore all will act out. As I have read this book, I can see the behaviors she describes in many children, biological or adopted. In fact, as I reflect on my childhood, I see many of the behaviors in myself.The parenting techniques that Dr. Purvis offers…

Anonymous says:

THE Foster/Adopt Parenting Textbook (Buy it Now) This is the textbook for foster (and fost-to-adopt) parents. If you do not have it yet, stop reading reviews now and buy it on your tablet or Kindle or audible so you can read it immediately. If you have friends or family new to fostering, buy them this book now.This book should be given to every foster parent upon completion of training or during training. It’s a shame they mention the book, the author, and the research during training but not simply hand out the book as your…

Anonymous says:

An Invaluable Read Was this book really only $6.74?! I have a decent foundation in child development and managing “normal” behavior, but I read this book in preparation for becoming a foster parent to kids who have experienced trauma. This is an absolutely fabulous book on basic parenting, with very specific instructions for how to work with troubled children. I love it and I know I am going to be structuring our home life around what I’ve learned from this book.

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