Attach-China/International Recommended Reading for Adults


Essential Reading

Building the Bonds of Attachment by Daniel A. Hughes

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish


Must Reads

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids by Gregory C. Keck, PhD and Regina M. Kupecky, LSW

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents by Deborah D. Gray

Raising a Happy, Unspoiled Child by Burton L. White

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to your Adoptive Family by Karyn Brand Purvis

The Out of Sync Child, Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

When Love is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder by Nancy L. Thomas

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind by Michael J. Bradley (excellent examples of how to be a therapeutic parent to kids who are or are not traumatized)


Other Recommended Reading

A Child's Journey Through Placement by Vera Fahlberg

Adopting the Older Child by Claudia Jewett

Attachment & Loss by John Bowlby

Attachment, Trauma, and Healing by Terry M. Levy and Michael Orlans

Becoming Attached by Robert Karen

Coping with Separation and Loss by Claudia Jewett

Don't Touch My Heart: Healing the Pain of an Unattached Child by Lynda Gianforte and Christopher H. Waldmann

First Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts by Caroline Archer (ISBN I85302 801 0. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 116 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9JB.

Give Them Roots, Then Let Them Fly by Foster W. Cline

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders by Kenneth Bock, MD & Cameron Stauth

Holding Time by Martha G. Welch, MD

How to Talk So Kids Can Learn: At Home and in School by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

In Defense of Mothering by Thelma Fraiberg

Intimacy & Solitude by Stephanie Dowrick (Norton)

Loving your Child is Not Enough: Positive Discipline that Works by Nancy Samalin

Maternal Infant Bonding by Marshall H. Klaus 1976

Nighttime Parenting by Sears (published by La Leche League)

Parenting and Emotional Development: Tears & Tantrums by Aletha J. Solter

Parenting the Hurt Child by Gregory C. Keck, PhD and Regina M. Kupecky, LSW

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline

Playground Politics: Understanding the Emotional Development of Your School Age Child by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske

Secure Base by John Bowlby

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

The Aware Baby by Aletha J. Solter

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce Perry, MD

The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual & Emotional Growth by Stanley Greenspan

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Self by Nancy Newton Verrier

Therapeutic Parenting: It’s a Matter of Attitude by Deborah Hage, MSW

Too Scared to Cry by Lenore M. Terr, MD (about PTSD)

Touching by Ashley Montegue

Vision & Separation by Kenneth Wright


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