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Old 01-04-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Thumbs up GREAT BOOK!

I strongly encourage everyone on this journey to read this book:

Adopting the Hurt Child

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/adopting-the-hurt-child-phd-keck/1018071517


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Written in a nontechnical style, this book brings to light grim truths but also real hope that children who have been hurt can be healed and brought back into life by adoptive and foster parents, therapists, teachers, social workers, and others whose lives interact with theirs."


I personally benefited so much from reading this book. I also recently received another one by the same authors, Parenting the Hurt Child, which I plan to read as well.

We need all the help we can get, and when I come across something special like this, I have to share!

Cheers!

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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Re: GREAT BOOK!

i read parenting the hurt child. very insightful!
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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Thanks! I just ordered it. We are struggling, and this sounds helpful!
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Re: GREAT BOOK!

This book was really helpful for us. My only regret is I didn't read it sooner. I actually bought a few copies for family members that were just not getting the attachment aspect. It was helpful for them too.
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People do not get attachment at all. Thats a good idea to provide reading materials. A few people in our family are following closely and very interested but don't understand. Like why I would care about dfs mom enough to get her a gift or why dfs and my dd may not bond like other siblings. Or how a baby can have any long ish term emotional issues.
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People do not get attachment at all. Thats a good idea to provide reading materials. A few people in our family are following closely and very interested but don't understand. Like why I would care about dfs mom enough to get her a gift or why dfs and my dd may not bond like other siblings. Or how a baby can have any long ish term emotional issues.
Agreed. Attachment is thoroughly misunderstood. You hear more often than not to not worry about what a baby has to go through (medical procedure, CIO, nicu stay, etc) because they won't remember it. There's this idea that what happens to a baby doesn't really leave a lasting impression on them. So as long as a baby is placed in your home fairly young, there's no real understanding of why that could deeply impact them.
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