Tuesday, June 8, 2010
A must read for adoptive parents...
When I was at the Orphan Conference last month, I had the honor to meet Dr. Karyn Purvis, and to sit in on a few of her lectures. What a truly amazing woman. I was glued to her every word. I have read my share of attachment and adoption parenting books but truly this one is a must read. I really wish I could have heard her speak or read her book before we brought Mina home. She explains so simply the attitudes and behaviors that our children use to cope. I spent a year struggling with some of Mina's behavior, feeling like she was being manipulative, controlling and just plain difficult. I can read this book and see every single one of Mina's behaviors spelled out as fear. Oh how I wish I would have handled so many things differently :( Good thing that she is doing a million times better than she was a year ago, but I am reading this book again this week and can still gain so much wisdom from it. It is such a wonderful book. Here is a link to read chapter 4 for free. http://empoweredtoconnect.org/pdf_files/Connected-Child-Chapter-4-Excerpt.pdf
Posted by Amy