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on 14 April 2014
Chapter one begins well, - we read about secure and insecure attachments,
secure, avoidant, ambivalent and disorganised.

The second chapter begins with a description of other attachment disorders -
and for the rest of the book there is a complete lack of
clarity regarding what type of insecure attachment is being described -
it seems to be the disorganised type. but then also refers to ADHD, CD,
ODD, and pervasive development disorder/autistic disorder.

It appears that the attachment disorder as defined in this book is either the disorganised
and/or one or other of the above. The distinctions are never made clear, and are lumped together
to form a homogenous whole.

So be warned - It is not about avoidant or ambivalent insecure attachment patterns at all.
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on 22 June 2013
A concise, superbly written introduction to attachment disorder.
Ay parent of a child with AD is likely to be exhausted and confused. This book only took a few hours to read and absorb and has completely changed my understanding. Before this, adaption disorder was just two meaningless words.
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on 12 October 2009
A book that 'does what it says on the can'! It has quickly become a favourite with our team and is quoted in training material that we are developing. It is succinct and well written with some useful case vignettes and offers some practical strategies for helping attachment disordered children. A recommended read for anyone working within the field and for foster and adoptive parents.

Robin Barker
Country Care Children's Homes
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on 30 November 2010
As a well written introduction to issues around attachment, or as a quick refresher, this book has to be recommended. In one sense it adds little new to the field, but its length and clarity are enhanced by a useful running case history - the living details that bring theory to life. For anyone working with children damaged by insecure attachments, this book will be a constant 'dip in' companion.
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on 26 November 2013
Clear text on handling 'difficult' children

This is an excellent little book on what attachment theory is about and how issues with attachment can leave children clingy and/or unable to relate to others including adults. And especially valuable is its limpid description of a number of techniques for engaging such children in a safe and constructive way. It is not always as easy as set out here, but the core principles are set out very well and Colby Pearce gets a great deal into a very short books. I recommend it to students and professionals at the start of their career, or who are moving to looking after children at any level, indeed to anyone who wants to learn about modern child psychology and what we can do to give children a chance..
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on 28 December 2011
This book explains the concept of attachment and attachment disorder in a clear and easy manner which is suitable both for students new to the theory and those who use the model on a daily basis. Although a student of the Dynamic Maturation Model I found it refreshing to touch base with the founding theories of attachment and the book helped me explain the principles to my niece as part of her A level studies. Would recommend this book highly to anyone interested in the theory of attachment.
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on 21 July 2009
This book is BRILLIANT! Short but succinct,a valuable resource and a great introduction for LSA's and teaching staff that have not come across Attachment Disorders before. A Must for the staff room!
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on 15 October 2011
recently purchased, thoroughly interesting book that i would highly recommend to any foster carers dealing with children suffering from attachment issues or studying attachment, or parents who have a child that could be showing symptoms of attachment disorder. Easy to read and understand
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on 24 July 2012
Great book, easy and quick outline on the issue of secure attachments and what happens when they don't exist. Top notch book.
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on 29 January 2013
I picked this book as I was doing an adoption preparation course and wanted something to give me some background information. It was excellent - easy to read but very informative and then when attachment came up on the course I found it easy to follow as I new the information already from reading the book and was able to ask and answer questions as we went along.
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