Heather Forbes has an uncanny knack for shining a healing light on the stories of our unmet needs of attachment. With her therapeutic insight and a hard-won wisdom, she offers families everywhere a light inside the tunnel, and provides us with the only tried and true parenting formula that truly can heal all wounds: a scientifically-based model based on...love. Beyond Consequences is a window into a new world for us and our children--no matter where we are on our journey. This is transcendent work that invites us all to look and live beyond our ruts, stalemates, and power struggles----for ourselves, for our children, for life.
--Lu Hanessian, author of acclaimed memoir Let the Baby Drive, former NBC anchor, certified parent educator, syndicated parenting columnist
If you're a parent searching for effective answers for tough situations, Heather offers the advice you need. Another intuitive yet highly sensible voice among the very few in the parenting field, Heather speaks to the power of love, understanding, and empathy in creating a strong, solid lifeline between us and our children. She demystifies and defines the effects of stress on children that can only help us find compassion in even the worst of situations. She flips our traditional views of what is normal and abnormal to put them in proper perspective so we can behave the way our children need us to behave.
--Bonnie Harris, M.S.Ed. author of Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 8 Principles for Raising Kids You'll Love to Live With and When Your Kids Push Your Buttons
Intelligent, empathic, affirming- Beyond Consequences Logic and Control, Volume 2 offers much needed hope for parents and families who struggle to provide their children a relationship of love and healing. A rare book that breaks through the cultural myths and perceptions of how children with behavior difficulties should be treated. More than that, it gives parents specific strategies for changing their own perceptions with new love-based approaches for specific situations. This book is a great tool for parents of challenging children.
--Lysa Parker, Co-founder of Attachment Parenting International and co-author, Attached at the Heart:8 Proven Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children
Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, is co-founder and owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute. Forbes has worked with nationally recognized attachment professionals in the field of trauma and attachment since 1999. She is an internationally published author on the topics of adoptive motherhood, raising children with difficult and severe behaviors, and self-development. Forbes lectures, consults, and coaches parents throughout the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., working to create peaceful, loving families. She is passionate about supporting families by bridging the gap between academic research and 'when the rubber hits the road' parenting. Much of her experience and insight on understanding trauma, disruptive behaviors, and adoption-related issues comes from her direct mothering experience of her two adopted children.
This book is a practical and simple guide to parenting kids when typical parenting strategies do not work. Recommend this book to parents of school age through teens. Read morePublished 29 days ago by R. Jordan
I have now read both of Heather Forbes books and am having much greater success with my two adopted Irish twin girl and boy in helping them become more regulated. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Penny Thomsen
After raising three sons (one with ADHD/Tourette's Syndrome, one autistic & a neuro typical son who's brothers often required most of our attention) & now our niece with Reactive... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bethy
This book approaches severe behavior in an entirely different way. And it Works!!! If you have a child exhibiting behaviors that are concerning or nothing seems to have worked in... Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Dahl
We read the first volume and couldn't wait to delve into this volume. Beyond Consequences does not disappoint. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lori Landis