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Talking with Young Children about Adoption

Author: 
Mary Watkins
Susan Fisher
ISBN: 
0300063172

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 - The Nurtured Heart Approach

Author: 
Howard Glasser
Jennifer Easley
ISBN: 
0967050707

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.

Have a New Kid by Friday

Author: 
Dr. Kevin Leman
ISBN: 
0800719026

Dr. Leman explores techniques to change your child's behaviours in less than a week focusing on mutual respect.

A Guide to Colorado Adoptions

Author: 
Leslie Zetterstrom
ISBN: 
1883726557

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.

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.