Parenting with Theraplay: Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child

Learn how to incorporate Theraplay® principles into everyday life as a parent or caregiver with Parenting with Theraplay. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Theraplay that is easy to understand and practice in your everyday life. Continue the practice outside of your session and continue to build a healthy, emotional bond with your child.


Authors: Vivien Norris and Helen Rodwell
Forewords: Phyllis Booth and Dafna Lender
Illustrations: Miranda Smith

By providing an overview of Theraplay and the psychological principles that it is based on, parents and carers will gain an understanding of the basic theory of the model along with practical ideas for applying Theraplay to everyday family life. Through everyday case studies and easy language, parents will gain confidence and learn new skills for emotional bonding, empathy, and acceptance in the relationship with their child.

Theraplay® is an attachment-focused model of parenting that helps parents to understand and relate to their child. Based on a sequence of play activities that are rooted in neuroscience, Theraplay offers a fun and easy way for parents and children to connect. Theraplay is particularly effective with looked after and adopted children.

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