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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Review: Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft

User Review  - Kathy Stinson - Goodreads

Strong on the issues of grieving and attachment that are common to varying degrees with toddler adoptions. I would have found this book even more valuable had the author surveyed a larger field of ... Read full review

Review: Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft

User Review  - Kathy Stinson - Goodreads

Strong on the issues of grieving and attachment that are common to varying degrees with toddler adoptions. I would have found this book even more valuable had the author surveyed a larger field of ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1 Why Write a Book on Toddler Adoption?
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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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About the author (2012)

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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