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Explosive Child, The

Author: 
Ross W. Greene
ISBN: 
006077939X

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
  • temper
  • verbal aggression
  • physical aggression

Attaching in Adoption

Author: 
Deborah D. Gray
ISBN: 
0944934293

An exploration of attachment and the challenges parents may have with adopted children.

Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss

Author: 
Claudia Jewett Jarratt
ISBN: 
155832051

Theory and Practical advice on helping children deal with separation and loss.

Raising Adopted Children

Author: 
Lois Ruskai Melina
ISBN: 
0060957174

A look at critical issues faced by parents and their adopted children.

The Primal Wound - Understanding the Adopted Child

Author: 
Nancy Newton Verrier
ISBN: 
0963648004

An acknowledgement of the loss adopted children experience.


A Love Like No Other-Stories From Adoptive Parents

Author: 
Pamela Kruger
Jill Smolowe
ISBN: 
1573223166

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.

Practical Tools for Foster Parents

Author: 
Lana Temple-Plotz
Ted P. Stricklett
Christena B. Baker
Michael N. Sterba
ISBN: 
1889322490

This book looks at foster parent/child relationships and explores tools to help foster parents create safe and healthy environments.

A must read for any parent engaging in an at risk (fost-adopt) adoption or fostering children in their home.