+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child : Parenting Keys S. - Kathy Lancaster

Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child

Parenting Keys S.

Paperback Published: 13th March 2009
ISBN: 9780764140976
Number Of Pages: 192

Share This Book:

Paperback

RRP $17.99
$8.25
54%
OFF
In Stock
if ordered within
Enter an Australian post code for delivery estimate

Adoptive parents will find information and advice on preparing for placement, bonding with an adopted child, transracial and international adoptions, coping with a child's health or learning problems, and much more. Appendices present lists of adoptive parenting organizations in the U.S. and Canada, adoption-friendly mental health resources, children's health organizations, and pediatric and educational advocacy groups.

Titles inBarron's Parenting Keys offer help to moms and dads by focusing on challenges specific to modern family structures and today's social environment. Bringing up kids today is different--and in many ways more challenging - than it was in past generations. The revised and updated editions of Parenting Keys speak to today's parents with solid advice and answers to today's problems.

About the Author

Kathy Lancaster, Ph.D., received the Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award for the first edition of this book. She presents workshops across the country on adoption and educational leadership topics.

Introduction: The Parent-Child Relationship - v

Part One: Adoption Successes - 1
1. Adoption: What to Expect - 3
2. What it is like to be Adopted - 9
3. Adoptive Families - 13
4. Nature and Nurture - 19
5. Privacy and Normalcy - 22
6. Speaking Respectfully - 27

Part Two: Raising Well-Adjusted Children - 31
7. Preparing for Placement - 35
8. Bonding and Attachment - 39
9. Self-Identity and Self-Esteem - 44
10. Helping Children Accept Adoption - 48
11. Developmental Stages - 54
12. Blending Families - 60
13. School Issues - 65
14. When People Ask About Adoption - 72

Part Three: Issues for Your Child - 79
15. Babies Born in the United States - 81
16. Transracially Adopted Children - 87
17. International Children - 94
18. Older Children - 101
19. Openness - 107
20. Confidentiality - 112

Part Four: Special Risk Issues - 117
21. Attachment Disorders - 120
22. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - 125
23. Substance Exposure - 133
24. Sexual Abuse - 139
25. Difficult Background Information - 145

Part Five: Managing Resources - 151
26. Securing Subsidies - 153
27. Finding an Effective Therapist - 158
28. Easing a Disrupting Adoption - 163
29. Reconnecting - 169
30. The Passage to Adulthood - 175

Questions and Answers - 179
Glossary - 184
Suggested Reading - 189
Appendix: Adoption-Friendly Internet Resources - 192
Index - 195

ISBN: 9780764140976
ISBN-10: 0764140973
Series: Parenting Keys S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 13th March 2009
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised