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topcat2014 Mon 27-Nov-17 20:12:31

So, I have a reading list longer than that for my degree. What exactly am I supposed to do with it? Pick a few and buy on Amazon?

Thanks,

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fatberg Mon 27-Nov-17 22:45:32

Start with Sally Donovan or Dan Hughes. (My own pref would be SD).

Or post the list if you want us to tell you more. 😀

JustHappy3 Tue 28-Nov-17 12:47:51

I read the lot. (Ordered quite a few thru the library) Big mistake. One book explaining attachment theory is quite enough - you don't need the same thing explaining again and again. (It is very important obvs but a lot of the experts are on the same page) Post the list and we can help you pick the best ones in each "category".

topcat2014 Tue 28-Nov-17 17:50:28

Thanks, I will try and get a picture of the list uploaded!

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Jellycatspyjamas Tue 28-Nov-17 17:58:15

I'm less sure about Sally Donovan, while she has a lot of expertise borne out of very difficult adoption experience, she writes on the premise that everyone will have an equally challenging placement. If I'd read her first I would have felt very daunted and unsure that I could develop the parenting skills needed. While I know some folk do have that kind of challenge, many don't and you could get quite a skewed idea about the children you're likely to be placed with.

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