• June 2002
  • Vol. 3, No. 5

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Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow

Keck, Gregory C.; Kupecky, Regina M. Pinon Press, Colorado Springs, CO. 2002. 295 pp. $22.00. Hardcover.

Adopted children often bear emotional scars from the past that can complicate the formation of relationships with their new families. Parenting such children can prove difficult. In order to assist children who have assimilation difficulties while maintaining family stability, adoptive parents must understand the attachment cycle. They also must learn effective parenting techniques; how to nurture a troubled child; and where to go when professional assistance is necessary, for either parent, child, or family therapy. Time, patience, informed parenting, and appropriate treatment can support children in healing and growing. The authors provide tips, answers to frequently asked questions, and commentary from parents who have been through similar experiences with their own adopted children. Contents include:

  • Parenting techniques that often fail
  • Parenting techniques that usually work
  • Knowing when to lead and when to follow
  • Connecting with the right therapist
  • Coping when nothing seems to work.

This is a companion publication to Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families With Special-Needs Kids. A Guide for Parents and Professionals.

To purchase a copy, contact:

Pinon Press
PO Box 35007
Colorado Springs, CO 80935
Phone: 719-548-9222
Website: http://www.pinon.org/pinon

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