- Paperback: 243 pages
- Publisher: Vantage Press (December 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0533153220
- ISBN-13: 978-0533153220
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,273,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Parenting Other People's Children: Understanding and Repairing Reactive Attachment Disorder Paperback – December 1, 2006
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If you are thinking about adopting an older child, interested in Reactive Attachment Disorder, becoming a foster parent then this book should be required reading. It's concrete, its not written for therapists although they would benefit from reading it and it puts everything together. What a huge relief it was to receive this book!
Also, the author is an amateur at psychology. Bright, sincere, experienced, well-meaning, and well-read. But still an amateur. His hubris in blasting the whole field of psychology is unfair and uninformed. He never met my kid's counselor.
On a constructive criticism level, I felt the book jumped around a wee bit - the flow could have been better. His 'repair cycle' makes absolute sense and is easy to relate to. I was almost immediately able to start using it with my step-daughter once I had put the book down, which is wonderful. I enjoyed the last third of the book most, where there was practical information, advice and examples. Having said that, the first part of the book is necessary to fully understand the last - but came across as incredibly scientific in parts - I had to re-read sentences a few times to get the full gist (but was glad I made the effort). He made the comment fairly early in the text that this book would mainly apply to the 'aggressive' type of RAD kids. My stepdaughter isn't the aggressive type per se, so when I read that, my heart sank a bit. I perservered however and found that the book contained sensational information and scenarios which absolutely could have been written about her - so perhaps he need not have written that sentence - it could put people off, which would be a massive shame...Read more ›
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I devour works on this subject, since I am doing just this :-)Published on July 15, 2014 by Jill Dennis
Both the book I bought and the replacement that was sent was missing pages 9 & 10, which happens to be the beginning of chapter two. Use caution when purchasing this book. Read morePublished on October 5, 2011 by Tracy M
I found this book very helpful and with much new insight. What is different about this book compared to others I have read on RAD is that the author has a fresh approach and raised... Read morePublished on January 10, 2010 by Alexandra Lauren
The minute I completed this book. I wanted to write to Dr. Stoller and thank him. This book opened my mind and my heart to these kids. Read morePublished on July 2, 2009 by Great Granny Girdle
While he gives some useful advice on understanding and raising children with RAD he clearly lacks some broader knowledge of developmental psychology and neurobiology. Read morePublished on September 6, 2008 by Micki