12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great parenting book for foster carers and adopters,
This review is from: Why Can't My Child Behave?: Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families (Paperback)
I found this a very practical and supportive guide to raising children who have suffered neglect and broken attachments. It helps us to get into the mind of the child and to connect with them emotionally. Dr Elliott clearly explains why traditional reward/consequence strategies don't often work and the reasons why. She also provides effective alternative strategies.
I have read lots of books on attachment and early trauma and I found this a really useful addition as it covers many different behaviours. I highly recommend it to anyone who is parenting or considering parenting adopted or fostered children.