Parenting Matters: Parenting a Child with Food and Eating Issues £10.95 BUY

Food and eating issues can be common in children – but for those who are looked after and adopted, these problems can last a lot longer or reoccur at later ages, affecting family life and meaning that children are less able to benefit from supportive care. For this group, everyday techniques to help children with eating issues may not be enough, as they do not address the underlying causes – these children’s difficult early experiences.

This new title in the Parenting Matters series provides authoritative, clinical guidance for carers and adopters on why eating issues can occur and what can be done about them. In straightforward language, it explains how children’s difficult early experiences can affect their behaviour; the various possible causes; how to understand what the child is experiencing and why, and how using therapeutic techniques along with practical changes can help find a solution. In the second half of the book, two adoptive families who have been affected by this issue explore what it is like to live with an affected child, and what solutions they found.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with emotional and behavioural difficulties £8.95 BUY

Due to their early experiences of loss and lack of care, many adopted and looked after children experience emotional and behavioural difficulties. If you are looking to adopt a child, this guide will give you practical and realistic information on what these difficulties may be. It also covers their symptoms, prognosis and treatment.

This book provides expert knowledge coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style.

A foster carer and adoptive parents also describe what it is like to parent a child with emotional and behavioural difficulties, sharing their parenting experience and offering useful advice.

Dr Dan Hughes has been a clinician specialising in the treatment of children and young people with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties for most of his professional life. He developed a treatment model that he calls Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy – also known as Attachment-Focused Family Therapy – for which he currently provides therapist training across the US, UK and Canada.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a Child with Sleep Issues – £10.95 BUY

Sleep issues are common in babies and toddlers – but for looked after and adopted children, these problems can last a lot longer or reoccur at later ages, affecting family life and meaning that children are less able to benefit from supportive care. For this group, everyday techniques to help children sleep may not be enough, as they do not address the underlying causes – these children’s difficult early experiences.

This new title in the Parenting Matters series provides authoritative, clinical guidance for carers and adopters on why this issue can occur and what can be done about it. In straightforward language, it explains how children’s difficult early experiences can affect their behaviour; the various possible causes; how to understand what the child is experiencing and why, and how using therapeutic techniques along with practical changes can help find a solution. In the second half of the book, two adoptive families who have been affected by this issue explore what it is like to live with an affected child, and what solutions they found.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder

Bookshop product- 978 1 907585 69 2 – Paul Carter

This book explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This book focuses on autism spectrum disorders. If you are looking to adopt a child, this guide will give you practical and realistic information on what this condition may mean for your child, along with their symptoms, prognosis and treatment.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child who has experienced trauma

Bookshop product- 978 1 910039 502 – Dan Hughes

This book explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This guide explores traumatic experiences and their effects on children at different stages of development. It provides expert knowledge coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with mental health issues

Bookshop product- 978 1 907585 43 2 – Catherine Jackson

This book explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This book focuses on mental health issues. If you are looking to adopt a child, this guide will give you practical and realistic information on what this condition may mean for your child, along with their symptoms, prognosis and treatment.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with developmental delay

Bookshop product- 978 1 907585 70 8 – Pamela Bartram and Sue and Jim Clifford

This book explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This book focuses on developmental delay. If you are looking to adopt a child, this guide will give you practical and realistic information on what this condition may mean for your child, along with their symptoms, prognosis and treatment.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with toileting issues

Bookshop product- 978 1 910039 80 9 – Kathryn Fenton with Ellie Johnson

This book explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This title provides authoritative, clinical guidance for carers and adopters on why toileting issues can occur and what can be done about it.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with dyslexia

Bookshop product- 978 1 907585 46 3 – Chris Stanway and Lorna Miles

This book explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This book focuses on dyslexia. If you are looking to adopt a child, this guide will give you practical and realistic information on what this condition may mean for your child, along with their symptoms, prognosis and treatment.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child affected by sexual abuse

Bookshop product- 978 1 910039 45 8 – Biddy Youell

This book explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This guide explores sexual abuse, how a child or young person might be affected at different stages of development, and possible therapeutic interventions. It provides expert knowledge coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Bookshop product- 978 1 907585 48 7 – Brian Jacobs and Lorna Miles

This book explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This book focuses on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. If you are looking to adopt a child, this guide will give you practical and realistic information on what this condition may mean for your child, along with their symptoms, prognosis and treatment.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child affected by domestic violence

Bookshop product- 978 1 910039 31 1 – Hedy Cleaver

This book explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This guide explores domestic violence, its links with child neglect, and its effects on children at different ages and stages of development. It provides expert knowledge coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with, or at risk of, genetic disorders

Bookshop product- 978 1 910039 05 2 – Peter D Turnpenny

This book explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This book focuses on genetic disorders. If you are looking to adopt a child, this guide will give you practical and realistic information on what this condition may mean for your child, along with their symptoms, prognosis and treatment.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child affected by parental substance misuse

Bookshop product- 978 1 907585 47 0 – Donald Forrester

This book explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This guide explores general issues around substance misuse and children entering care, as well as the impact on children of exposure to substances during pregnancy, and possible effects on children at different ages and stages of development. It provides expert knowledge coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style.

Katie Careful and the Very Sad Smile: A story about anxious and clingy behaviour (Therapeutic Parenting Books)

Authors: Rosie Jefferies · Sarah Naish

Katie Careful has just moved in with her siblings and their new parents. Even if she’s sad or scared, she smiles and smiles to try and hide her wobbly feelings. She clings on to her Mum’s leg and won’t let go and she even follows her to the toilet…

William Wobbly and the Very Bad Day: A Therapeutic Parenting Book (Volume 1)

Co authored by Rosie Jefferies and illustrated by the talented Amy Farrell

‘William Wobbly and the Very Bad Day’ is a story about a little boy with attachment difficulties, due to having suffered trauma in his early life. William is now struggling with overwhelming feelings and difficulties in his everyday life, and these difficulties impact on his family.

First Steps in Parenting the Child who Hurts: Tiddlers and Toddlers by Caroline Archer

This text approaches attachment and developmental issues arising when the child is in your care. It offers practical, sensitive guidance through the dark areas of separation, loss and trauma in early childhood. It reassures that no problem faced as a result of the child’s early experiences is insignificant or undeserving of a solution. Neither is the reader patronized by assumptions that some matters should already be common knowledge. It sets out purposefully to encourage confidence and thereby to enable enjoyment of the young life in your care.

Creating Loving Attachment: Parenting with PACE

Kim Golding and Dan Hughes

The A to Z of Therapeutic Parenting Sarah Naish

Therapeutic parenting is a deeply nurturing parenting style, and is especially effective for children with attachment difficulties, or who experienced childhood trauma. This book provides everything you need to know in order to be able to effectively therapeutically parent.

The Whole Brain Child

D Siegel and T Bryson

In this pioneering, practical book for parents, neuroscientist Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. Different parts of a child’s brain develop at different speeds and understanding these differences can help you turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and raise calmer, happier children. Featuring clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child will help your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives using twelve key strategies, including: Name It to Tame It: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain’s affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension. Engage, Don’t Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting. Move It or Lose It: Use physical activities to shift your child’s emotional state. Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go. SIFT: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible. Connect Through Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.

No Matter What: An Adoptive Family’s Story of Hope, Love and Healing

by Sally Donovan  (Author)

I love you, no matter what. This book tells the uplifting true story of an ordinary couple who build an extraordinary family – describing Sally and Rob Donovan’s journey from a diagnosis of infertility to their decision to adopt two children who suffered abuse in their early life. Writing with incisive wit and honesty, Sally Donovan movingly describes the difficulties of living with infertility when friends and family have no idea, and the emotional process of arriving at a decision to adopt. She recounts the bewildering logistics of adoption and, after finally Sally and Rob are joyfully matched with siblings Jaymee and Harlee, how their joy is followed by shock as they discover disturbing details of their children’s past. Determined to heal their children, Sally and Rob realise they will need to go ‘beyond parenting’ to give them with the help they need. By turns heart-rending, inspiring and hilarious, Sally and Rob’s story offers a rare insight into the world of adoptive parents and just what it takes to bring love to the lives of traumatised children.

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