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Adopted children have lost their first family. Some have been raised in orphanages where they never get the care their brains need to develop the way a child with a loving, consistent caregiver does. Be prepared for dealing with these challenges. Check out these great resources.

 

parenting the hurt childParenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow
by Gregory Keck
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out of sync childThe Out-of-Sync Child
Is your child over-sensitive, clumsy, fidgity, picky.... Many of our adopted kids are affected by Sensory Processing Disorder.  This book will help!
by Carol Kranowitz
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out of sync has funThe Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder
by Carol Kranowitz
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whole brain childThe Whole Brain Child
This book presents twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children.
by Dan Siegel & Tina Bryson
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brain based parentingBrain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment
by Daniel Hughes & Jonathan Baylin
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