Why don't our children return our love? What are we not understanding? What are we failing to do? These questions can trouble adoptive parents caring for wounded, traumatized children.
Families often enter into the adoption experience with high expectations for their children and themselves but are quick to discover that these hopes are not realistic. This book addresses the reality of those unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges that arise when parenting deeply traumatized or emotionally disturbed children.
The objective of this campaign is
To encourage the adoption of children from the U.S. foster care system and to increase the number of potential families inquiring about adoption. Children of color, sibling groups, and children ages 9 and up are featured as they face more difficulty in being adopted.
A Lifesaving handbook for parents of children who are occasionally, or too often, "out of control".
An autobiographical novel that takes a comedic but heartfelt look at issues of identity, heredity, and self-acceptance.
?Volume 1 - This book is a love based approach to helping attachment-challenged children with severe behaviors. It addresses some of the most pressing and challenging issues faced by parents of children with histories of disrupted attachments.
"INDIE Award" - Best Children's Recordings by Peter Alsop. Audio ONLY! Peter sings 14 different children's songs including: If I Was In Charge; Hyperactive; What If?; High Standards; and many more.
"INDIE AWARD" - Best Children's Recordings by Peter Alsop. Audio ONLY! Peter sings 14 different songs including: Stayin' Over; Bigger, Bigger, Bigger; Dear Mr. President; You're Okay!; I Cried; and many more.
"INDIE" Award - Best Children's Recordings. Audio ONLY! With Peter Alsop Singing about being Bored; Sandwiches; I Am A Pizza; My Body; and more.
"Parent's Choice" Award - Best Children's recordings by Peter Alsop. ?Audio ONLY! Family Sing-Alongs for the Car! Among the songs Peter sings are: Irish Seatbelt Jig; Let's Go; Animal Crackers; Little Cookie; Logical; and many more.
"You Can't Make Me' [But I can be persuaded] discusses strategies for bringing out the best in your stong-willed child.
(120 minutes) Play puts the fun in fundamental - central to a child's well-being now and in the future. Through play, children learn to develop the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life. Playful Interaction, featuring child development experts, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, along with other child development experts, outlines the importance of play and provides practical examples of playful interaction from The Institute of Child Development's Hope Connection Summer Camp.
#1 - Where Will I Go?; #2 - Meeting Paul Janisse; #3 - I Believe You; #4 - Grief Sculpt with Jerry Moe; #5 - While I'm Sleepin'; and #6 - New Ground.
TWENTY THINGS ADOPTIVE PARENTS NEED TO SUCCEED...Discover the secrets to understanding the unique needs to your adopted child - and becoming the best parent you can be (Random House Publishing Group, 2009)
In this all-new companion volume to Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge shifts her focus from the adoptee to parents, offering practical wisdom and advice on creating a loving, nurturing environment for your adopted child.
Speaking from her own experience as an adoptee, Sherrie Eldridge share proven strategies and the moving narrative of nearly 100 adoptive families, helping parents gain a better understand of their children?s needs as well as their own. By truly listening to your child, by learning to speak his heart language, you?ll learn to connect on an even deeper level, opening the channels of communication?and keeping them open forever. Sherrie Eldridge will help you discover how to:
(51 minutes) Touch is a universal language - more dynamic and powerful than any other form of communication. More than an integral part of everyday life. Touch is essential to our very existence. Healthy Touch features child development experts, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, along with other renowned experts. It explores research about touch and provides practical applications for adding healthy touch into our daily lives.
Millions of adolescent girls are in a crisis of rage and despair. Some try to disappear through starvation; others carve indecipherable symbols or other marks onto their arms and bodies; some run away from home; and still others bully and get bullied, hide weeping in their rooms, or attempt suicide.
Programs, experts, and interventions abound, but therapists and caregivers alike struggle to effectively help this challenging population. For every success in turning a troubled girl around, there seem to be new, even sadder cases to take its place. The list of reasons, as Straus explains, are complicated and varied everything from weak, fragmented interventions and overwhelmed institutions with inadequate resources to a growing gap between the rich and poor, ignorant parents, overcrowded schools, and a more violence-saturated society than ever before.
Using a developmental-relational model of intervention, Straus explores the ways in which clinicians and caregivers can successfully reach out to the children behind these often frightening behaviors, and how to help them cope. A highly practical resource, Adolescent Girls in Crisis explores concrete strategies and methods for helping girls in crisis by focusing on identification, diagnosis, and treatment of many of the troubled and troubling behaviors?including oppositional defiant disorder, trauma, eating disorders, and attachment problems, among others?what to look for before there's a crisis (and in one), what to worry about, and, most of all, what to do.
10 essential lessons to build your child's body esteem.
30 Day Discovery for families growing through foster care and adoption.
3rd edition contains 400+ pages of useful info about health, sleep and nutrition. Clear answers and smart advice for your baby's first year.
45 siblings share their experiences as the brother or sister of someone with a disability. The kids whose essays are featured here range in age from four to eighteen and are th siblings of youngsters with a variety of special needs.