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The Simple Guide to Attachment Difficulties in Children: What They Are and How to Help
Betsy de Thierry | Illustrated by Emma Reeves | Foreword by Carrie Grant
Jessica Kingsley Publishers / Softcover / Jul 2019
9781785926396 (ISBN-10: 178592639X)
Attachment / Families and Parenting
price: $21.95
120 pages
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Full of helpful information and advice, this is the perfect introduction for any adult parenting or caring for a child who has experienced attachment difficulties. It explains what we know about them and how they impact on children, as well as offering advice and tips.

"Out of a complex field of study De Thierry's latest works have delivered prime knowledge that is easy-to-grasp. This simple guide will increase confidence to supportively approach attachment difficulties and through its easily applied teachings will play a powerful role in strengthening relationships. A must read for anybody working with children and caregivers."
— Ben Rockett, PhD, Research Psychologist

"This book is easily digestible yet manages to cover the well researched topic of attachment brilliantly. As a nursery owner I will be ensuring my team read this and as a mum of three boys, I have taken the guidelines and easily accessible advice laid out in the book and reflected on my own parenting techniques that can so easily be tweaked to ensure stronger and more positive attachments with all three of my children. Thank you Betsy. It's great that someone has taken the time to digest these huge topics and present them so that we all may have a positive impact on children's lives."
— Charlotte Lucas, parent, owner and founder of Free Rangers Nursery, UK

Table of Contents:

1. What is attachment?
2. How does an attachment grow stronger?
3. The brain science around attachment.
4. The safe place and co-regulation.
5. What is an unhealthy attachment style?
6. Anxious, controlling or helicopter parenting.
7. Attachment trauma.
8. A healing adult relationship.
9. Resilience, bad days and top tips!

About the Author:

Betsy de Thierry is a mum of four brilliant boys, a practising psychotherapist and a qualified primary school teacher who has founded several charities that work directly with troubled families. She is a trauma specialist who is highly sought after to train and consult for teachers, therapists, psychologists, paediatricians, social workers, parenting support workers and the police. Betsy has authored several books including Teaching the Child on the Trauma Continuum and The Simple Guide to Child Trauma.

Betsy is the Founding Director of the Trauma Recovery Centre (, which is a charity for traumatised children who find mainstream school too overwhelming, with therapy centres, alternative education centres and training centres across the UK. She is also the CEO of BdT Ltd ( Trauma Training, Consultancy and Leadership, which supports professionals who work with traumatised children in the UK.

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