Capturing the warmth and fun of forming close relationships with children, this book offers simple advice to parents of children who find it difficult to attach and bond - whether following adoption, divorce or other difficult experiences.Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray describes how to use the latest thinking on attachment in your daily parenting. She reveals sensoryCapturing the warmth and fun of forming close relationships with children, this book offers simple advice to parents of children who find it difficult to attach and bond - whether following adoption, divorce or other difficult experiences.Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray describes how to use the latest thinking on attachment in your daily parenting. She reveals sensory techniques which have proven to help children bond - straightforward activities like keeping close eye contact or stroking a child's feet or cheeks - and explains why routines like mealtimes and play time are so important in helping children to attach. The book offers positive ideas for responding to immediate crises like difficult behaviour and meltdowns, but importantly also offers longer-term strategies to help children to develop the skills they need to cope as they grow up - the ability to plan, concentrate and be in control of their emotions.Offering fascinating insights into how children who struggle to attach can be helped, this book is full of easy-to-use ideas which will help you to enjoy the many pleasures of bonding and attaching with your child....
|Title||:||Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play: Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child|
|Number of Pages||:||239 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play: Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child Reviews
It was hard for me to take this text seriously. Much of this book seems to be based on a misunderstanding of research. Most notably, the following paragraph: "There are little hairs in the inner ear (hair cell sterocilia) that respond when children are tipped or moved, as they are during activities like "airplane rides", when parents swing children, or when they jump off dad's shoulders in the pool. The movement of these little hairs is believed to be a signal for attachment. They are another way in which we are "hard-wired" for attachment". No. That's not how that works. Not even close.
Required reading for our domestic adoption process. A lot of the opening sections on attachment was already familiar material to me - I think I must have read an abridged version by the same author at some point, maybe in Adoptive Families magazine.The stuff on attachment is great, very reassuring and with actual tips for all stages of development. The book ended up having a lot of parenting stuff that goes well beyond attachment, but I pretty much read the whole thing (other than teens and tweens section!) because it was the best book our agency has asked us to read so far. Husband especially liked the pictures, and I did lots of underlining and starring for later reference. I still don't think mirror neurons are a real thing, but other than that it's pretty well written and not overly goofy.