Attachment–Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children

Attachment–Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children

Dan Hughes' attachment-based therapy with children traumatized by abuse has won him international renown as a therapist and teacher. Now, in clear and direct language, he describes principles of attachment to help parents negotiate intimate thoughts and feelings and build mutual confidence. Neuroscience has found that a child's brain grows with the sympathy and cooperation of'attuned' parenting, but what I find most inspiring are the numerous parent-child dialogues illustrating how trust awakens in respectful understanding. He teaches us how parent and child may learn from one another, and feel the pride of shared meaning. This book offers such potent support for parents. It will empower them with the knowledge and practical tools they need to develop the best possible relationship with their child. No other book has adequately covered this vital material in terms of what to say, how to say it, and why, so that parent-child relationships can be deepened over time. With fascinating theory, moving examples, and a wealth of practical interventions, Dan Hughes provides parents with the wherewithal to develop their child's emotional intelligence and well-being on a long-term basis.