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The Attachment Connection: Parenting a Secure & Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory: Parenting a Secure and Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory Paperback – 27 Jun 2008


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  • Paperback: 223 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger (27 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572245204
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572245204
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 484,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Drawing on the latest scientific research and her extensive clinical experience, Newton has written a practical guide for parents who seek to foster an attachment bond with their young children (infants through three years of age). Since a secure attachment forms the foundation for children's later social and emotional development, this is must read book for parents. " --Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, professor of psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, and cofounder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Ross on 27 Nov 2009
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This is a really good book about parenting. It even has references. It is easy to read and understand, but is based upon good scientific evidence. I believe it is a great deal more helpful than a lot of other parenting books, with a gentler emphasis on how to read and react to your child's behaviour. There are a lot of harmful parenting books out there, and this is a truly benign one.
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This book has completely changed my view about what matters when raising a child. It has opened my eyes and mind to the atrachment theory of which now I'm an advocate! I wish every parent would read this book and implement it in their child's upbringing, it would definitely make the world a better place to live in...even better, for our children to live in.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris.T. on 28 Oct 2013
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One of the best books I have read about babies and toddlers emotional and intellectual development. Some truth about raising independant children is shocking, you may think that attachment creates very dependent children: the opposite is right, attachment to mothers/ caregivers creates very independant, mentally healthy children ready to face life and future.
The book is well organized and divided according to ages, scientific words are explained, the theory is perfectly supported by facts experiments and examples.
It can be read by parents as well as students.
Highly recommended for parents of young babies and toddlers until the age of 4-5 years, preschoolers.
The book's value exceeds its cost by far. To be treasured.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Best book to address baby's emotional and development needs 12 Jun 2009
By The Wong - Published on Amazon.com
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This is my first book review ever, because this book is so good I wanted other new parents to take advantage of it. If you are a data-driven person who wants to understand WHY and HOW you should parent, this book is it.

After reading it, I feel I have a strong theoretical framework that I can apply to my parenting, instead of blindly following rules of thumb. By offering real life and clinical examples of what can go wrong and what "right" should look like, Newton really is able to teach through this book. I also appreciated the easy reference sidebars that address specific issues (typical behavior and ideas for what I can do w/ baby) for each age group.

Two other notable sets of content: the book includes 1) good discussions on Dads and how they contribute to parenting, and 2) the last chapter on childcare. Although the chapter mainly says that there are a lot of open questions on the impact of different types of childcare on children's development, the fact that Newton addressed this question with the data available to date is super helpful and eye-opening.

I borrowed this book from the library first and have since bought a copy myself, as I can see myself referring to it from now (age 9 weeks) throughout toddlerhood. If you are a new parent, you know you get a ton of advice from every direction, this book is going to help you stay sane, centered, and confident about your actions and the choices you make.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
brilliant book 26 Mar 2009
By bookin' it - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the best parent's book I have read, by far. Great real life examples that illustrate attached/secure child behavior vs traumatized/troubled. Excellent attention given the the why's behind creating a secure attachment with your child.

The book really opened my eyes to the importance of attachment, it seems like a given, but the author really digs into the psychological effect of failing to have that secure attachment. I've been doing a lot of therapy work and learning how addiction/self esteem issues/codependency can come out of failing to feel secure/loved/attached/worthwhile/valued. This book will help you create that secure attachment every child needs.

Some chapters are broken out by age pre-baby, newborn, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and has suggested games to play with your little one, a section on milestones & brain development.

Loved this book, I am going to give it to my friend's who are expecting. There is a great section on father/mother relationships and pregnancy, going back to work and the psychological impact that all of these things can have on your child.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The Attachment Connection 28 May 2008
By Patricia Dean - Published on Amazon.com
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Dr. Newton's book is a gift to anyone who wants to have a meaningful understanding about the importance of parental bonding and non-verbal communication with infants.
She has written a book that not only illustrats the life long impact and importance of the childs attachment to its primary care giver, but she gives the reader easy tools and methods to accomplsh the goal.
Her writing style is poetic and lyrical. A truly extraordinary read!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Scholarly but reader friendly 6 Sep 2012
By Kids are my business - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an ideal book for both professionals and parents who want to understand the science behind their baby's brain development-and how this translates into every day interactions with your child. The author gives many case examples which help to illustrate the concepts. Reading this book can guide a new parents as they forge that essential first relationship with their baby. I am an early childhood consultant and found that while the book is steeped in well-documented research is is still accessible to the lay reader.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Love this book! 17 Nov 2009
By Sarah - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book! It clearly defines what attachment is (secure, insecure and disorganized), how it's created, what it looks like in childhood and how it appears in adulthood. After explaining the importance of attachment and parental responses to assist children in regulating their emotions, the book has chapters broken down by ages in months and then years for the first 5 years of life. I've really appreciated the simplicity of the book and how I can go to the chapter describing where my son is developmentally. I use the book for suggestions regarding play and to help me prepare for what to expect. I only wish the author had other books!
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