Parenting a Child with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Written by Dan Hughes
Price: £8.95
Publisher: BAAF
Publication date: 2012
ISBN: 978 1 907585 60 9
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About the book

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Prospective adopters and carers are often faced with the prospect of having to decide whether they can care for a child with a health need or condition they know little about and have no direct experience of. It can be difficult to know where to turn for reliable information. What lies behind the diagnoses and "labels" that many looked after children bring with them? And what will it be like to live with them? How will they benefit from family life?

The Parenting Matters series addresses those concerns. Each title provides expert knowledge about a particular condition, coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style. Adopters and foster carers also describe what it is like to parent an affected child, "telling it like it is", sharing their parenting experiences and offering useful advice.

This combination of expert information and first-hand experiences will help readers to gain knowledge, achieve understanding, and to make informed decisions.

This book explores emotional and behavioural difficulties, a common diagnosis in looked after children. Dan Hughes shares his expertise on the symptoms, prognosis and treatment for affected children, with valuable advice on how parents and carers can help children to improve their behaviour and increase their self-esteem.

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5 out of 5 stars – Oct 2013
As someone who has been a foster carer for more than a decade and now about to adopt a 6 year old child, I can honestly say this book is worth its weight in gold. It makes complete sense to me and provides a really useful way of thinking about and actually living with and parenting a child with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

5 out of 5 stars – May 2013
This book is fantastic. It explains developmental trauma in a really accessible way and provides guidance on how to manage a child with developmental trauma. It is clearly, succinctly and conherently written, very accessible for professionals, foster carers, adopters, etc. It is also very quick to read - always a bonus in a busy life! A foster carer and an adopter also write a chapter each at the end which is really helpful in terms of applying the theory bit