Realistic Expectations The First Year Home is an amazing compilation of helpful articles for adoptive parents and it is FREE from EMK Press.
Did you hear that? FREE!!!
And free is a very good price!
It includes one of my all-time favorite advice from Deborah Gray, Top Ten Tips for Successful First Year Parenting, plus over 20 other articles on attachment, dealing with anger and power struggles, overcoming sleep issues, and help for parent burn-out.
Did I mention it's FREE!!!
It is great reading for beyond the first year too. I loved 10 Keys to Healing Trauma in the Adopted Child, by Bryan Post, and I've been practicing it with great results.
Affection Prescription 10-20-10
"Give a child 10 minutes of quality time and attention first thing in the morning, 20 minutes in the afternoon, and 10 in the evening. Following this prescription of time has proven to have a great impact on the most negative behavior."
Just click on the link above, scroll down, and download the pdf.
This should be required reading for all adoptive parents. Yes, it's that good. And FREE!