Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft (Google eBook)

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Mar 15, 2012 - Psychology - 272 pages
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Toddler Adoption looks at the unique joys and challenges of adopting and parenting a toddler. When a child aged is adopted between the ages of 12 to 36 months, they often show signs of cognitive and emotional immaturity, which can cause behavioral and relational issues. This book offers support and practical tools to help parents prepare for and support the toddler's transition between the familiar environment of their biological parent's home or foster home to a new and unfamiliar one, and considers the issues that arise at different developmental stages. It highlights the challenges that parents are likely to encounter, but also gives positive guidance on how to overcome them. Written by a specialist in children's development who is also an adoptive parent herself, this fully revised and updated edition of the go-to-source on adopting toddlers is essential reading for both parents and professionals working with adoptive families.
  

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Review: Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft

User Review  - Lt - Goodreads

Before purchasing this book, I would suggest reading up on some of the practices the author recommends. As she writes, "I am an advocate of using therapeutic holding with a rejecting child, and ... Read full review

Review: Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft

User Review  - Cassandra - Goodreads

I can see how this book would be extremely useful for those adopting toddlers. My husband and I are adopting a pre-teen but this book was recommended to us regardless of the age we're adopting. I felt ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Why Write a Book on Toddler Adoption?
11
Chapter 2 Is Toddler Adoption for You?
20
Chapter 3 Getting Started on Adoption
59
Chapter 4 The Adoption Transition
87
Chapter 5 Understanding Your Toddlers Development
117
Chapter 6 Parenting the Grieving Toddler
171
Chapter 7 Becoming Attached
188
Chapter 8 Behavior Management
232
Chapter 9 Parents Have Needs Too
249
Epilogue
258
Demographic Information on Questionnaire Respondents
259
Resources
261
References
264
Index
267
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