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What Every Adoptive Parent Needs to Know

Healing Your Child's Wounded Heart


Part I: The Faces of Adoption


         1...... Preparing to Add a New Family Member

         2...... Imprinting: Parenting Begins in Childhood

         3...... Attachment: Bonding With Your Adopted Child

         4...... How Early Abandonment Affects Your Child

         5...... Early Signs of Attachment Disorder

         6...... Recognizing Core Shame

         7...... Your Child's Need to Appear Perfect to Feel Safe

         8...... Lying, Stealing, and Disruptive Behavior

         9...... Handling Your Child's Need for Control

         10.... Seeing Hurtful Behavior as a Cry for Security

         11.... Hope, Help, and Support for Parents

         12.... Therapeutic Parenting Brings Breakthroughs

         13.... Finding Healing and Compassion


Part II: Finding Answers and Getting Help


         14.... Coming to Terms With Your Past

         15.... Finding Your Strengths and Facing Your Shortcomings

         16.... Needing a Child's Approval Can Be a Parent's Achilles' Heel

         17.... How to Know if Your Child Is Attached to You

         18.... Recognizing Attachment Disorder in Your Child

         19.... Understanding Your Child's Struggles With Identity, Shame, & the Need for Control

         20.... Why Your Child Might Behave Well With Others but Not With You

         21.... What Lying is Really About

         22.... Deciphering the Message Behind Stealing

         23.... Finding Compassion When Your Child is Being Hateful

         24.... Why Challenging Children Need the Therapeutic Parenting Approach

         25.... Keys to Therapeutic Parenting

         26.... Learning From the Richards' Experience


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