Attachment Resources

This is a work in progress, please excuse my dust.


Attaching in Adoption, Practical Tools for Today’s Parents – Deborah D. Gray

Attachment-Focused Parenting, Effective Strategies to Care for Children – Daniel A. Hughes

Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control, A love based approach to helping children with severe behaviours – Volumes 1 and 2 – Heather Forbes and Bryan Post.

Facilitating Developmental Attachment, The Road to Emotional Recovery and Change in Foster and Adopted Children – Daniel A. Hughes

Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Love and Trust - Micheal Orlans and Terry M Levy

Just Because It is Wrong Doesn’t Make it Right – from Toddlers to Teens, Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically – Barbara Coloroso

Parenting the Hurt Child, Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow – Gregory C. Keck

Parenting with Love and Logic - Foster Cline and Jim Fay

The Explosive Child, A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated and Chronically Inflexible Children, Ross W. Greene

The Post Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforseen Challenges of Adoption - Karen J.Foli and John R.Thompson

Theraputic Paretning for Traumatized Children - Denise L. Best

Unconditional Parenting, Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason – Alfie Kohn

When Love is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD - Nancy L Thomas

Articles and Websites

ATTACH - Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children
Parenting Resources at Nancy Thomas Parenting - lots of articles here.
RAD - A New Understanding and Issues Facing  Adoptive Mothers of Children with Special Needs both by Heather Forbes.
Survivng and Thriving in a Difficult Adoption by Dave Ziegler

Books to read to your kids

A Difficult Day – Eugnie Fernandes
A Mama for Owen – Marion Dane Bauer
A Mother for Choco - Keiko Kasza
A Safe Place for Caleb - Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara Jr.
Guess How Much I Love You – Sam McBratney
Harriet You’ll Drive me Wild – Mem Fox
I Love You Stinky Face – Lisa McCourt
Love you Forever – Robert Munsch
Mama Do You Love Me – Barbara M. Joosse

All About Adoption, How Families are Made and How Kids Feel About It – Mark Nemiroff
Families Change – A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights – Julie Nelson
Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Adoption – Fanny Cohen Herlem
It’s Okay to be Different – Todd Parr
Tell Me Again about the Night I was Born – Jamie Lee Curtis
Twice Upon A Time, Born and Adopted – Eleanora Patterson
We Belong Together – Todd Parr
Zachary’s New Home – Geraldine and Paul Bloomquist

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