Books for adults
Young children can worry and be confused about what it means to be adopted. This book attempts to provide insight into the conversations that will ultimately happen. Twenty parents' conversations with kids ranging from two to ten are explored.
Transforming the Difficult Child is based on well-established principles of child behaviorism. There is nothing "new" in the book, but it does present the principles in a different way.
If you have a child who is defiant, difficult, or non-compliant, this book attempts to give you tools to shift undesired behaviours.
Dr. Leman explores techniques to change your child's behaviours in less than a week focusing on mutual respect.
This is a great little book if you plan on adopting in Colorado. It covers the basic legal process for all different kinds of adoption.
This book proved to be insightful and helpful. It was recommended by one of our caregivers who lent us her personal copy. After reading two chapters we bought our own copy. This book covers:
- severe noncompliance
- verbal aggression
- physical aggression
An exploration of attachment and the challenges parents may have with adopted children.
Theory and Practical advice on helping children deal with separation and loss.
A look at critical issues faced by parents and their adopted children.
An acknowledgement of the loss adopted children experience.
The essays in this book are beautifully written. They will suprise you but may also make you reach for a tissue. Each story brings insight--using personal experiences to discuss the love of a parent.
Adoptive and non-adoptive parents will find themselves engaged.