Bonding Through Touch: Infant Massage for Adoptive Families (DVD)
Three Hearts; $20.00
Bonding Through Touch is a beautifully crafted, practical tool that should be in the library of every adoption agency and adoptive family support group. It has something for every family of a young child.
The video gives excellent instructions on how to initiate and sustain massage through the powerful combination of touch, voice, and scent (a sense that is acute in young children and helps enhance attachment). Viewers see adoptive mothers, fathers, and older siblings in different types of adoptive families massaging a new family member and talking about the experience. Bonding Through Touch empowers parents to en- hance attachment even when they have limited time at home with their child. It also shows how newly adopted older babies and toddlers with little nurturing prior to adoption at first turn to avoid eye contact, but are transformed by the language of touch in a gentle, nonthreatening way. Massage helps them attach to the new adults in their lives, and these relationships in turn boost their linguistic, physical, emotional, and social development.
For more information or to order, visit www.thethreehearts.com.
This is a lovely DVD, not only for new adoptive parents, but for pediatricians, and prospective parents as well.
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