Connie Dawson is a therapist who uses an attachment-oriented perspective in her work with adoptees and adoptive families. She sees clients at the Attachment Center Northwest in Kirkland, Washington, a facility which specializes in the treatment of children who are adopted following their first parents' failure to parent adequately, including many who are adopted internationally. She also does adoption coaching, consults with agencies and treatment facilities, presents workshops, and teaches for several universities. She was a member of the Counselor Education Faculty at Portland State for five years and is co-author with Jean Illsley Clarke of Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children. Early in her career, she taught fifth and sixth grade and was a member of the consultation and training department of The Johnson Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jean Illsley Clarke recently authored two books, Connections: The Threads That Strengthen Families and Time-In: When Time-Out Doesn't Work, which received a Parent's Choice Award. She is a parent educator, and a trainer of parent educators. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Development and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Human Services by Sierra University. She is a teaching and supervising member of the International Transactional Analysis Association and a Nationally Certified Family Life Educator. Last year she was named Distinguished Alumna of the Year by the College of Human Ecology at the University of Minnesota.
Very informative and useful for professionals and lay people alike.Published 5 months ago by Sam J.
great book and was very happy with the delivery time and the condition I received the book in. Love the section on development and the dos and don'ts of parenting to nurture that... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Debra King
This book provides valuable information about parenting, and how to heal from childhood dysfunctional parenting. I have recommended this book to others.Published 12 months ago by C. L. Wright
The following is for the first edition of this book printed in 1989
One key component of self reparenting taught (Chap 5 and 6) is to recognize how one's inner critic... Read more
The challenges of unlearning the harmful beliefs, actions, and habits that come from having been raised by incompetent, neglectful, and/or abusive parents is a major challenge, all... Read morePublished 17 months ago by RainbowExplorer
Easy to follow, highly informative, lots of great examples and exercises. Doesn't matter if you're trying to learn to parent your kids or yourself. Read morePublished 18 months ago by vivienne barrington