Transform Your Adopted Child's Meltdowns and Defiance into Connection and Alliance
Caring adults who become adoptive and foster parents want to make a difference in a kid's life. However, too many times, they are surprised by and ill-prepared for their kids' extreme trauma responses -- frequent fight-flight behaviors of excessive defiance, tantrums, running away, and explosive meltdowns. This book shows the steps that a child psychologist-turned-foster parent created out of exhaustion and desperation to improve those behaviors in his own teenage foster son.
Rather than wishing for things to be easier or his son to be different, the author wished to become a better parent and transformed the parent-child relationship by transforming himself.
This book is geared for caregivers of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), mild brain injury or trauma, special needs, or other unusual, challenging or difficult behaviors that do not change from using the strategies normally recommended by specialists, psychologists, or other parents.