Book Description

Review ' extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding because of its numerous examples of scripts and phrases that parents can use... this book is strongly recommended.' -- Library Journal (starred review), April 1, 2007 Read more From the Publisher A hope-filled resource for parents who have welcomed children: -- From other countries and cultures -- From troubled backgrounds -- With special behavioral or emotional needs 'A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike.' --Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption 'A must-read not only for adoptive parents but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children.' --Carol S. Kranowitz, M.A., author of The Out-of-Sync Child '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 Read more See all Editorial Reviews