Author Archives: Deborah D. Gray

An adopted teen looks into the distance

Your Job as Consultant and Coach

Your Job as Consultant and Coach

By talking through possible actions and consequences, you can help your child develop decision-making and long-range thinking skills.

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A preteen looks in the mirror as she wrestles with identity struggles

Helping Preteens Build a Life Story

As preteens strive to define themselves, they must work adoption into the story.

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AF answers your questions about bonding and attachment.: Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents

[Book Review] Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents

I have no idea what percentage of a personality is determined by genes. I don't even know what a percentage of a personality is. But if there's anything I can do to load the dice in my child's favor, I'll do it. Most adoptive parents feel the same. Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents is for us.

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Interview with Deborah D. Gray about bonding and attachment.

Deborah Gray on Attachment

Adoptive Families sat down for a Q&A with attachment guru Deborah Gray. When will a parent know a bond is in place? How can working parents solidify their connection with a newly adopted child? We asked these questions and more.

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Holiday activities bring everyone closer

Avoiding Overwhelm During the Holidays

Most parents look forward to sharing this time of the year with their children. But less is often more when it comes to holiday activities.

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Attaching Through Love, Hugs, and Play, by Deborah D. Gray

[Book Review] Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

The author of Attaching in Adoption has released another book on bonding at any age.

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