Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft Revised Edition

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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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User Review  - hypatia_lea - LibraryThing

As we can't in anyway know what our child will be like until after we pick them up, reading this book before you adopt is absolutely essential if you are even so much as "considering" adopting a child ... Read full review

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User Review  - autumnesf - LibraryThing

Good book on challenges of adopting a toddler. This will make you stop & think. Toddlers are active in their world with no language to contribute - these little ones tend to have a harder time than younger or older. Anyone adopting a toddler really needs to read this. Read full review


Chapter 1 Why Write a Book on Toddler Adoption?
Chapter 2 Is Toddler Adoption for You?
Chapter 3 Getting Started on Adoption
Chapter 4 The Adoption Transition
Chapter 5 Understanding Your Toddlers Development
Chapter 6 Parenting the Grieving Toddler
Chapter 7 Becoming Attached
Chapter 8 Behavior Management
Chapter 9 Parents Have Needs Too
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Mary Hopkins-Best is Professor of Education and Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Stout, and the mother of a child adopted as a toddler. She holds degrees in special and regular education, rehabilitation, and a doctorate in education. She is a member of the Adoptive Families of America, Parents of Peruvian Adoptees, and Peruvian Adoptive Families.

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