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Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

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How do you give your adopted or fostered child the best opportunities to grow up to be happy, healthy and successful?

In this accessible book, psychologist and trauma expert Dr. Sue offers simple advice to those supporting children aged 7+. She explains why adopted or fostered children can often experience self-esteem issues, the impact it can have on their lives, and offers everyday strategies to help the child to move beyond their trauma and develop healthy self-esteem.

Ideal for foster and adoptive parents as well as professionals supporting children and families, this book reveals the powerful role you can play in your child's well-being.
  • Published: Jul 21 2014
  • Pages: 160
  • 229 x 154mm
  • ISBN: 9781849054669
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Press Reviews

  • John DeGarmo, speaker, trainer, foster parent and author of The Foster Parenting Manual and Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

    This book offers important insight into why adopted and foster teens struggle with self-esteem and offers valuable strategies when helping these teens. Cornbluth's book is required reading for anyone who is working with these children, and is a great resource.
  • From the Foreword by Nyleen Shaw, foster care survivor and advocate

    When I met Dr. Sue, she helped me change and turn my whole thought process around on the fact that I could not only have goals but actually accomplish them. I thought I could never accomplish a goal because I was a foster child and we had stereotypes placed on us that we would just be a statistic of the system. No one before Dr. Sue ever validated my feelings.
  • Gregory C. Keck, Ph. D., Founder/Director of the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio, co-author of Adopting the Hurt Child, Parenting the Hurt Child, and author of Parenting Adopted Adolescents

    Dr. Sue Cornbluth's keen insights will empower parents as they attempt to love, nurture, and correct their children's hurt lives. Anyone parenting or considering parenting a foster child or adopting a traumatized child should read this work.