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Detached: Surviving Reactive Attachment Disorder-A Personal Story Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 515 KB
  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Publisher: JHPublishing (September 26, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 26, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006G0V9AS
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I don't think this is about the format of the book as much as the content of the book! As a self-published book Jessie did an outstanding job presenting his story. I believe his purpose was to educate and to present information from the heart. Who better to discuss this life altering diagnosis as one who lived it! I wish this book had been a round 22 years ago. My step daughter has reactive attachment d/o and I know I parented her wrong. Expecting a child who never attached to act like one who did, was one of the biggest mistake I made in trying to parent her. I have since gone on to get my master's degree in social work and have worked with many, many children who have RAD. I know from this work that the story presented by Jessie is an accurate portrayal of RAD. His suggestions for helping a child w/ RAD were right on. If you are parenting a child w/ RAD or know a child with RAD I highly recommend this first person account of this disorder.
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As a parent of two adopted sons, one who has had struggles with attachment, respect and empathy, and one who has textbook RAD, I found this book so helpful. I have had to make the tough calls that Jessie Hogsett's parents had to make. This is a must read for parents with RAD kids and for parents considering adoption foster care. It was so helpful to see RAD through the eyes of a survivor. It helped me understand my son's so much better. I felt like I was reading their autobiographies. If you have a child with RAD, this book will help you be armed to hold on tight, even while making the tough calls for what is best for you child.
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I really enjoyed this book. As a mother of 5, 4 of which are adopted from foster care it gave me great insight to some of the things that might be going through their heads. I applaud Jessie for being brave enough to put his story out their for the world to read and to help thousands of adoptive parents better understand what is going on with their child(ren)
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This book is helpful in understanding the perspective and feelings of not only RAD children, but also traumatized, abused, and neglected children. It is actually entertaining at times when it isn't heart breaking and parents can share the book with their teenagers who may suffer from RAD & feel alone. It's an easy read and any formatting issues weren't distracting, although I believe there have been new edits.
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So first, this book needed an editor. If it had one it needed two. The story was scattered and at times confusing. Grammar is important people. No it doesn't have to be perfect but it needs to flow. This did not.

That said, and the reason I give this 3 stars, is the life of this young man was at times insightful. I won't say hopeful because I don't really feel as if hope ever came across in the writing. I also won't say healing because it feels as if in the book Jessie goes from being "broken" to better without much talk about why or what really helped him.

And how can you say you've attached to certain people throughout your life and then later in life you say this is the first time you've attached to someone? It felt very narcissistic. Maybe that's the point though. This kid couldn't think of others because he was so obsessed with himself. However it was meant to come across that is what I took away.

I would have preferred if the book might have delved deeper into the young mans healing. If he's even healed. I can't tell. I mean he's obviously "better" and functioning in society but we get to the end of the book and no real comment on his son. His life is so happy with one of his kids missing. I mean I don't expect him to be miserable but not to even mention if that was something he tried to change. Maybe he did and I missed it because the writing was so convoluted. Just felt like even having a child was somewhat of a superficial event for this guy to just "forget" it. It honestly felt as if his "happy" life description at the end was him trying to convince himself. I'm not going to say it is as I don't know the guy but it is how I read it.

I hope I'm wrong. Maybe a good proofing could have made this book relay a different message.
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I hope that anyone and everyone that works with children will take the time and read this book! Early trauma, abuse and/or neglect can lead to attachment issues in children. Being the adoptive parent of a child from the US foster care system, I have witnesses this myself and we have spent years in therapy trying to help her heal. This book written by an adult survivor of Reactive Attachment Disorder tells his story and an amazing story it is. He shares so much of how and why he felt the way he did and behaved the way he did. Thank you, Jessie for sharing your story. For all you do to help traumatized children heal. God bless!
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We adopted our son who was diagnosed with RAD. This book really helped put me in his head. I also liked to see where I made a different choice then the author's adopted parents and hopefully it will benefit our son. The book does jump around at times, making it harder to follow, but it's a good read. You can clearly see it is written by a regular person and not a professional, and from their very personal point of view, but I am going to recommend it to everyone who has to deal with my son. Thanks.
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