Understanding Attachment Injuries in Children and How to Help: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers (Paperback)
Helping parents help their children with new, innovative and practical strategies
Children who have had difficulties or disruptions in their first, early relationships often struggle with attachment injuries. These children frequently come to reject the very things they most need from their parents or caregivers: love and connection. This presents special challenges for parents and caregivers.
If you are the parent or caregiver of a child with attachment injuries, the ideas in this book will bolster your role as an agent of healing and change for your child. You will find new and innovative concepts and attachment-based strategies to help you help your child. In this book, you will learn:
- The underlying dynamics and motivations of attachment-injured children.
- How to create safety and build connection with your child.
- How to help your child re-story their life in a healthy, adaptive way.
- What to look for and what to avoid in therapy for your child.
- Practical strategies to reduce and address challenging behavior.
- How to understand mental health diagnoses.
- Some commonly-used terms related to attachment and child trauma.
Within the pages of this book, you will find many practical and down-to-earth suggestions with examples and insights to guide you along the way. This book focuses on children with attachment injuries, but all parents are likely to find value within
Discover attachment-based parenting to address mild to severe attachment injuries, including developmental trauma and reactive attachment disorder (RAD). Adoptive, biological, and foster parents, guardians, kinship, and other caregivers will find new and exciting ideas, along with useful and revolutionary parenting strategies, to heal relational wounds and help their child reach their full potential.