Introduction. Section 1: Understanding challenges of parenting. 1. Blocked trust: I cannot believe you love me unconditionally. 2. Fear of the intersubjective relationship: I cannot let you influence me. 3. Shame: I need to hide from you. 4. Hidden and expressed attachment needs: I only feel safe when I hide as well as express my needs for support from you. Section 2: Therapeutic parenting. 5. Increasing the capacity to be mind-minded to support therapeutic parenting. 6. Building connections through parenting with PACE. 7. Parenting in the moment: Supporting behaviour through connection with correction. Section 3: Looking after yourself. 8. Learning from the past: understanding yourself through an exploration of your attachment history. 9. Blocked care: losing the joy in parenting. 10. Developing self-care. Reading list. Glossary.
An introduction to parenting children from troubled emotional backgrounds
Kim S. Golding is a consultant clinical psychologist. She is author of several books including bestsellers Creating Loving Attachments and Nurturing Attachments.
Kim offers us realistic and pragmatic strategies to care for our
children that are grounded in the reality of our daily lives and
our children's worldview. An essential read for parents of children
who have experienced trauma, loss and separation. -- Al Coates,
adoptive parent, Social Worker, Blogger at 'Misadventures of an
Adoptive Dad' and podcaster
The use of practical examples and case studies enables therapeutic parents to apply the PACE model effectively. A must-have addition for all therapeutic parents' bookshelves! -- Sarah Naish, adoptive parent, CEO National Association of Therapeutic Parents and author of the Therapeutic Parenting children's series
In this important book, Dr Kim Golding provides us with the guidance needed to understand and develop relationships with children and youth who desperately need them in order to have success and joy in their lives. -- from the foreword by Dan Hughes, psychologist and founder of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy