Everyday Parenting with Security and Love offers parents and carers an introduction to caring for children who struggle to form emotional bonds. It provides an understanding of the challenges faced by these children and offers practical guidance on how to build and foster emotional connections.
Children who have experienced trauma, loss or separation early in life need more than just special care and attention; they need to be parented with love and security in a way that allows them to heal and rebuild emotional bonds. This comprehensive book provides parents and carers with crucial advice and guidance on how to strengthen attachment and trust.
Based on Dan Hughes' proven 'PACE' model of therapeutic parenting, this book explains how to implement PACE techniques to overcome the challenges faced by children who struggle to connect emotionally. Barriers to stable relationships such as a lack of trust, fear of emotional intimacy, and high levels of shame are all explained. It explores techniques to overcome these barriers by teaching how to support the child's behaviour at the same time as building empathy and trust.
The practical parenting guidance offered throughout is essential for carers or parents of troubled children, and will help build safe, secure emotional relationships.
Reviews and Endorsements:
'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
About the Author:
Kim S. Golding is a clinical psychologist who works in Worcestershire, England where she was influential in the founding of the Integrated Service for Looked After Children - a multi-agency, holistic service providing support for foster, adoptive and residential parents, schools and the range of professionals supporting children growing up in care or in adoptive families. Kim was trained and mentored by Dan Hughes in the use of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). She is on the board of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute supporting the use of DDP in Europe, USA and Canada. She accredits and trains professionals in the approach in the UK and has been invited to speak about this work internationally.