I Love You Rituals

(141 customer reviews)

$18.00

Create connections with 75 activities designed to strengthen adult-child relationships. These rituals increase attention span, decrease power struggles, and promote language and literacy whether in school or at home. I Love You Rituals build positive, lifelong bonds between adults and children.

A wonderful woman who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children she knew exactly what to do.
She held them. She rocked them, and tucked them in bed.
“I love you, I love you” is what she said.

THIS BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN SPANISH: Click here to purchase the Spanish version: Rituales Amorosos

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Description

75 interactive activities based on positive messages, like the one above, are provided in this delightful educational book. Each interaction is based on the latest in brain research. All activities help children increase their attention spans, reduce hyperactivity, build self esteem, and facilitate language development. The interactions teach children how to be kind and caring using gentle touches. Use these with your demanding, aggressive children and watch cooperation replace opposition.

  • 1999 Parent’s Guide Children’s Media Award
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages

Product Video

How to use the I Love You Rituals

Additional information

Weight 15.2 oz
Dimensions 11 × 9 × 1 in
Format

Book, Physical Product

Language

English

Age Range

Infant/Toddler, 3-5 Years Old, 2nd-3rd Grade, Adults

Audience

Administrators, Teachers, Parents, Mental Health Professional

141 reviews for I Love You Rituals

  1. educator/mom of two
    March 24, 2022
    must read for anyone who has or works with kids
    Great book. Well worth it for anyone who has children or works with children. Thought provoking and a great too to have on hand.
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    rcrop
    March 24, 2022
    I feel closer to my children when doing these fun songs and activities with my kids
    I feel closer to my children when doing these fun songs and activities with my kids. Gives great insight.
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    Eugneie Rosenthal
    March 24, 2022
    Great book
    I totally agree with Shelley--the explanation of "noticing" alone was totally huge for me and my 16-month old. It makes so much sense and has given us...More
    I totally agree with Shelley--the explanation of "noticing" alone was totally huge for me and my 16-month old. It makes so much sense and has given us some of our most precious moments together--already. I think this will be a great strategy for us as she grows into a teenager. As part of noticing, I use imitating a lot--doing what my toddler does to show that I'm watching and what she does is important to me. She loves this and laughs and laughs. It makes her feel very important. I am a little intimidated by the finger plays, etc., but I'm sure I'll try them when my daughter is a little older.
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    Alica C. Corrales
    March 24, 2022
    Great Interaction With Your Children
    The little rhymes in this book are really engaging. I've been using them with my son who has been feeling neglected even since my 4 month old came hom...More
    The little rhymes in this book are really engaging. I've been using them with my son who has been feeling neglected even since my 4 month old came home from the hospital. He loves it. I made a little book with the rhymes to help me remember them and he asks me to read them over and over. I enjoyed the book because there's a lot of positive and helpful information on parenting, the importance of these little rituals and suggestions on when to use them which has been really helpful for me.
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    Robert A Brown
    March 24, 2022
    Invaluable
    I highly recommend this book..... not as much for the lovely, validating re-write on the horrid old "nursery" rhymes, but for the first half of the bo...More
    I highly recommend this book..... not as much for the lovely, validating re-write on the horrid old "nursery" rhymes, but for the first half of the book. I was working as a licensed counselor when I found this wonderful book about how an infant's brain develops, and what a parent can to do optimize that growth. This book is readable and easy to understand, while fun to put into use. HIGHLY recommended.
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    susanusha
    March 24, 2022
    these work!
    I'm a school director. The little ones in my school LOVE these rituals. For parents struggling with their kids, I recommend these to help the heart co...More
    I'm a school director. The little ones in my school LOVE these rituals. For parents struggling with their kids, I recommend these to help the heart connections that get lost in the struggle. And for parents and teachers who are sailing along, these little activities may add another playful dimension to your relationships with your children.
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    lighthouse
    March 24, 2022
    great book, fun for all
    I purchased this book after sitting in on one of my 3yr old daughter's preschool classes. The teacher was singing the book's version of Twinkle Twink...More
    I purchased this book after sitting in on one of my 3yr old daughter's preschool classes. The teacher was singing the book's version of Twinkle Twinkle Little star. I found it so refreshing. "Twinkle, twinkle little star. What a wonderful child you are. With bright eyes and nice round cheeks. Talented person from head to feet. Etc, etc." I wanted to see more. I like this book for all of my kids (1, 2 and 3yrs old). Some of the reviews talk about how this is only for kids who have experienced trauma. Where the book advises on that, it is not the focus. All of our kids have had totally "normal" experiences in life and still respond really well to the book. Who wouldn't? It simply gives ideas on ways to engage with your kids in a fun and loving way. I am addicted to the hearty giggles these nursery rhymes bring out in my kids.
    p.s. for what it is worth, I am a part-time pediatrician and this is a book I would recommend to families as a professional also.
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    KareKare
    March 24, 2022
    Five Stars
    It works!
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    Christina
    March 24, 2022
    Great resource!
    A great resource for making connections with your child or your students. It gives you the why as well as suggestions for the how.
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    Gina J. Beckwith
    March 24, 2022
    Essential for building creative connection
    Becky Bailey has done a beautiful job giving creativity and connection where I lack the imagination. Games and activities that really capture your an...More
    Becky Bailey has done a beautiful job giving creativity and connection where I lack the imagination. Games and activities that really capture your and your children's hearts! Excellent!!!
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    Daisy
    March 24, 2022
    Five Stars
    Recommend for any parent!
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    Preschool teacher
    March 24, 2022
    All new parents should have this book.
    I have been a preschool teacher for 21 years. I was given this book by Early childhood educator from Michigan State Univerisity. The program was deali...More
    I have been a preschool teacher for 21 years. I was given this book by Early childhood educator from Michigan State Univerisity. The program was dealing with stress in children. After reading it I bought 4 more. I gave one of them to my son,and the others to my nieces who recently had babies. I think every parent should read this book. It would make a wonderful gift for a baby shower. The one on one games, are so rewarding for the child and your self.
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    Mychie Layne
    March 24, 2022
    I love this Book!!
    I believe in her teachings and I was so looking forward to receiving it. I am so excited about the book, I have already started sharing it with the s...More
    I believe in her teachings and I was so looking forward to receiving it. I am so excited about the book, I have already started sharing it with the staff at my center.
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    K. Nielsen
    March 24, 2022
    Invaluable resource for raising or teaching young children
    I bought this book for a class but it has numerous activities for families with young children or educators of young children. Great book!
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    Natalie
    March 24, 2022
    Great for attachment and bonding
    I am a fan of Theraplay, which is similar to many of the ideas that Becky Bailey uses in this book. It is great for attachment and bonding with presch...More
    I am a fan of Theraplay, which is similar to many of the ideas that Becky Bailey uses in this book. It is great for attachment and bonding with preschoolers and young children. I would recommend this for anyone working with young children and their parents.
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    Norman R.
    March 24, 2022
    Five Stars
    Good
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    Ruth
    March 24, 2022
    I already knew that I liked the book and wanted to share it
    I ordered these for gifts. I already knew that I liked the book and wanted to share it. They came fast!
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    RuFu
    March 24, 2022
    Five Stars
    Great book, well written.
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    Catherine E. Naden
    March 24, 2022
    OUTSTANDING!!!
    best book for parents!!!! An investment in the future that will improve the lives of children, strengthen AMereica, and change the world.
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    Matt Lingafelter
    March 24, 2022
    Excellent for Educators and Parents
    This book gives a detailed explanation behind the reasoning for the rituals. Then goes on to give a plethora of examples with a good deal of variety.
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    Philip A Palmer
    March 24, 2022
    Five Stars
    good for kids and recommended by a teacher
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    AMY S
    March 24, 2022
    Filled with sooo many great ideas and fun things to teach children
    Filled with sooo many great ideas and fun things to teach children. I use it in my home child care and I absolutely love it.
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    Judy
    March 24, 2022
    It is heartwarming and a must for children.
    This is a book parents and anyone around children should read. The world needs more positive demonstrations.
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    Luke A Nymeyer
    March 24, 2022
    Five Stars
    I love the activities in this book. Would recommend.
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    Amazon Customer
    March 24, 2022
    I read this book a few times before I implemented ...
    I read this book a few times before I implemented the rituals, using them was really helpful, but at first it feels weird and awkward. It makes a dif...More
    I read this book a few times before I implemented the rituals, using them was really helpful, but at first it feels weird and awkward. It makes a difference not only for kids but for adults too.
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    Kris Blankenship
    March 24, 2022
    Becky Bailey Should Be Required Reading!
    I discovered Becky Bailey at the recommendation of a day care professional. I have found her strategies, philosophies, and tools have truly changed th...More
    I discovered Becky Bailey at the recommendation of a day care professional. I have found her strategies, philosophies, and tools have truly changed the way I parent for the better. Her methods purport to parent without guilt which is complete foreign to the way most of my generation was raised. It heals you from within and helps your children. Best of all, you have ways of handling mistakes and aren't expected to be perfect. This book is a handy bunch of connection activities that you can use in a classroom or with your children to reconnect after a day apart, to convey your feelings, and to communicate safety. I highly recommend it as a companion to "There's Got To Be a Better Way" or any of her other books.
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    Tyler
    March 24, 2022
    My daughter requests these at night
    My husband and I have been looking for a way to calm our kids down for bed time. This book is full of all kinds of ideas! My daughter will flip thro...More
    My husband and I have been looking for a way to calm our kids down for bed time. This book is full of all kinds of ideas! My daughter will flip through the book and find a particular picture she likes and then ask us to do the activity. It has become such an easy way to transition from after dinner play to calm bed time! My kids really respond to all the different rhymes, hand plays and activities.
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    Monique
    March 24, 2022
    Five Stars
    Great read. I’ve applied some of the concepts to my children and see improvement in their behavior.
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    Maggie
    March 24, 2022
    Love this - have used it as a preschool classroom ...
    Love this - have used it as a preschool classroom teacher and now use it as a speech therapist when I have kiddos that have a hard time with establish...More
    Love this - have used it as a preschool classroom teacher and now use it as a speech therapist when I have kiddos that have a hard time with establishing routines, or to share with parents who are having a hard time establishing bonding routines.
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    I. M. Santo
    March 24, 2022
    Useful book for all who are working with children.
    a very informative and helpful book, easily implemented suggestions that can and should be used by all parents, grandparents, aunts... Babysitters and...More
    a very informative and helpful book, easily implemented suggestions that can and should be used by all parents, grandparents, aunts... Babysitters and most importantly teachers .
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    AS
    March 24, 2022
    Great life application for families
    Real life application for a caregiver and a daycare provider. I love you rituals are so sweet for transitions and greetings.
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    jmiles
    March 24, 2022
    Great parenting advice
    Fabulous book
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    Maria JP
    March 24, 2022
    Great Book
    Dr Becky Bailey always hits top marks for me. As a teacher I adapt some of these rituals for the classroom. The children play and sing these activitie...More
    Dr Becky Bailey always hits top marks for me. As a teacher I adapt some of these rituals for the classroom. The children play and sing these activities together, sometimes in pairs. This is a must for every parent with young children. Also the conscious discipline website it has lots of great ideas, free resources, other book suggestions, and videos to support you and your child.
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    Elle Dee
    March 24, 2022
    Great
    I love the concept behind these rituals, and have made note to use a few regularly with my family and with my students. It takes time initially to hon...More
    I love the concept behind these rituals, and have made note to use a few regularly with my family and with my students. It takes time initially to hone in on your favourites, and then to memorize them, but even my older son has been understanding when I forget and need to fetch the book- it doesn't make it less genuine.
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    The B.
    March 24, 2022
    Five Stars
    Great book thank you
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    glt2
    March 24, 2022
    This is an excellent way to teach parents some basic positive interactions that ...
    Sometimes we forget that the parents we work with never got played with or sung to as children themselves. This is an excellent way to teach parents s...More
    Sometimes we forget that the parents we work with never got played with or sung to as children themselves. This is an excellent way to teach parents some basic positive interactions that will enhance their bond and are easy and fun to do each night! Lots of positive feedback from struggling parents/foster parents with children that have experienced trauma as well.
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    Kim Pruitt
    December 30, 2020
    Book
    Good resource
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    Csdramarie
    November 12, 2020
    Helpful.
    Great book - great ideas to use in the classroom.
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    Rian Turner
    December 19, 2019
    Love!! Great change of pace.
    Loving this as a resource to connect with my children. Highly recommend.
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    Sandra Long
    December 12, 2019
    Great Deal and fantastic seller
    Fast shipping and the book was better than described. I am very happy with this purchase.
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    cheryl L goldberg
    September 16, 2019
    great book
    this is great book..
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    Dora M Miller
    September 13, 2019
    Love this book!
    Love this book give me some many diferent ideas!
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    jackie sloan
    August 28, 2019
    Love your kids
    Great book with wonderful ideas.
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    Samantha Neeley
    July 25, 2019
    Good Read
    Love Dr. Bailey!
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    Donna Price
    July 3, 2019
    Easy
    Love using this with 21/2 twins and 3 year olds.
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    Mimi
    July 1, 2019
    Sweet and positive nursery rhymes.
    Theses nursery rhymes are nice and sweet versions of the the traditional ones. Loved them!
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    Deanna B. Crewey
    May 30, 2019
    Book
    Great for connecting with a child
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    Katie
    May 17, 2019
    Connect with your child!
    This is a powerful, amazing, and fun tool for CONNECTION with your child - upon which the whole world of parenting is built! Especially for children w...More
    This is a powerful, amazing, and fun tool for CONNECTION with your child - upon which the whole world of parenting is built! Especially for children who have attachment issues or who have trauma backgrounds, connection is everything. I have read all the theory books on this topic, so this book is totally fresh and new with its collection of practical step-by-step activities to help you nurture connection with your child.
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    Amazon Customer
    March 26, 2019
    Great resource for parents and caregivers!
    Love it!! Great for parent-child bonding, caregiver-child bonding, and even child-child bonding!! We use these in our Head Start classrooms daily a...More
    Love it!! Great for parent-child bonding, caregiver-child bonding, and even child-child bonding!! We use these in our Head Start classrooms daily as a connecting activity at the beginning of the day to help get the children off to a positive start for the day!
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    Lili
    March 21, 2019
    Lovely
    This is a lovely book to give ideas on love rituals that are simple, but meaningful.
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    Kristin Thompson
    March 14, 2019
    A must read for all parents
    From the beginning, this book really helped me to understand how I could change my perspective to become a more loving parent in how I interact with m...More
    From the beginning, this book really helped me to understand how I could change my perspective to become a more loving parent in how I interact with my children and by doing that, my children are also more loving. I believe all parents, grandparents, anyone who interacts with or works with children can benefit greatly from this book.
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    Catherine Donaldson
    December 26, 2018
    Useful ideas
    Ideas for connection that I find useful in relating to my spouse, grandchildren and mental health.
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    Heather Andreshak
    December 9, 2018
    Useful
    Great use at home and in the classroom.
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    Kat
    November 18, 2018
    Good information
    This helps put child care into perspective
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    Susan Riggs
    October 20, 2018
    I love all the examples in this book
    I love all the examples in this book. Only the first 1/3 is the how/why and the last 2/3 of the book is all examples of I love you rituals and how to...More
    I love all the examples in this book. Only the first 1/3 is the how/why and the last 2/3 of the book is all examples of I love you rituals and how to do them! It's fantastic.
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    Jessica Bushey
    September 28, 2018
    Great resource
    This book has wonderful positive and interactive rituals for a variety of ages. I like the descriptions on how to do actions as well.
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    April Masters
    September 4, 2018
    Love them
    I use these in my classroom. The children love them. It is a great way to start the day!
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    Lisa Carlson
    August 9, 2018
    Five Stars
    Good advice
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    Janet Franks
    July 31, 2018
    Fantastic Resource
    A great tool for every parent and educator
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    Gail Elmore
    July 9, 2018
    Five Stars
    Always a great gift for new parents.
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    Oscar
    June 16, 2018
    Five Stars
    Excellent!
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    PW
    April 16, 2018
    Powerful simplicity, creative intentionality, delightful potential of quietly conveying how much a child matters to us.
    Excellent book. Specific practical age-appropriate ways, little routines, to convey how significant & valued are those young ones in our life. Can...More
    Excellent book. Specific practical age-appropriate ways, little routines, to convey how significant & valued are those young ones in our life. Can be adapted & applied to any age. Clearly written, & obviously by someone who knows & has experienced her subject material.
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    Hannah Snowbarger
    April 7, 2018
    Five Stars
    Love this book so far!
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    Karey
    December 13, 2017
    I love them
    These are really so sweet.
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    Amazon Customer
    November 4, 2017
    Five Stars
    Fantastic resource for parents of children, especially adopted or foster kids. Wonderful.
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    Joanne Brown
    October 27, 2017
    Really interesting read.
    Great book. Worth a read to think about how we speak to children
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    Schwetz
    October 10, 2017
    This book is a must have for smart moms. If u’re looking at a lifelong value ...
    This book is a must have for smart moms. If u’re looking at a lifelong value creating relationship with your child.
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    Kristin Blevins
    October 5, 2017
    No complaints!
    Amazing book!
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    Susan E. Barbaran
    September 12, 2017
    Five Stars
    Every parent and anyone who works with children in any way should read this book.
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    Amazon Customer
    July 27, 2017
    you dont need to to be a parent to enjoy and benefit for this intelligently composed book
    This is a must have book for any parent. Actually , you dont need to to be a parent to enjoy and benefit for this intelligently composed book.
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    Jenae J.
    March 22, 2017
    How to connect with your child
    I like reading this book to give me ideas on how to connect with my 2 year old. A lot of the ideas are too old for him, but can be modified to fit hi...More
    I like reading this book to give me ideas on how to connect with my 2 year old. A lot of the ideas are too old for him, but can be modified to fit his age (although they don't tell you how).
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    Dhawn
    December 20, 2016
    You need this book
    Every parent and teacher needs a copy of this book
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    Michelle
    December 16, 2016
    Amazing parent and teacher resource
    Parents and teachers of young children must read this book. I have used some of these rituals in my preschool class and they have been loved and well ...More
    Parents and teachers of young children must read this book. I have used some of these rituals in my preschool class and they have been loved and well received. The importance of the bond between adult and child can be overlooked with discipline issues.
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    LVJ
    November 30, 2016
    I recommend it to parents whom I see in my practice
    I wish every parent, every grandparent, every day care worker, and every early childhood/elementary teacher had this book. I recommend it to parents w...More
    I wish every parent, every grandparent, every day care worker, and every early childhood/elementary teacher had this book. I recommend it to parents whom I see in my practice, I have a book of my own, and I bought a book for my daughter and son-in-law to use with their sweet little boy.
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    King Kong
    November 9, 2016
    Five Stars
    I love this book! Becky Bailey is my idol and I wish there were more teachers like her!!
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    Sara D Perez
    September 19, 2016
    Eye opening.
    I only wish I could have read this book sooner.It is filled with wonderful advice and strategies for all children especially children with special nee...More
    I only wish I could have read this book sooner.It is filled with wonderful advice and strategies for all children especially children with special needs. Order it now. It will change your life for the better.
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    Dolores L Mestuzzi
    July 23, 2016
    Three Stars
    suited to younger kids but theory was interesting and could be adapted
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    Timothy Bergman
    July 18, 2016
    Five Stars
    It's Becky Bailey- of course it's awesome!
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    Amazon Customer
    June 16, 2016
    Great for Foster or Adoptive families
    Great book! I'm really enjoying reading this and practicing some of the activities with my foster-to-adopt daughter.
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    AZmidnightreader
    May 21, 2016
    Love this book!
    LOVE all things from Dr. Becky Bailey. Great gift for new moms!
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    Amazon Customer
    May 11, 2016
    Five Stars
    Amazing book!
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    Jules
    April 25, 2016
    Five Stars
    This was a great book.
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    Kirkandjune
    March 18, 2016
    Five Stars
    Great book
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    Pat KNippa
    March 11, 2016
    Five Stars
    Great ideas, can't wait to use them with my little ones in my room!
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    Nicole Kolb
    March 5, 2016
    Great rituals to add into your everyday life
    Great rituals to add into your everyday life. I am a mother of two boys; 4 year old and a 10 month old. It seems that passed the age of three my littl...More
    Great rituals to add into your everyday life. I am a mother of two boys; 4 year old and a 10 month old. It seems that passed the age of three my little man no longer wanted to just cuddle. He is more interested in playing. This book has given me ways to sneak in important cuddle times with him without even knowing it. He thinks we are simply playing but these rituals are bringing a deeper love into our days.
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    Amazon Customer
    March 1, 2016
    Five Stars
    Excellent book!
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    Lorri Barnett
    November 8, 2015
    A life-changing book.
    This book has revolutionized my student/teacher relationship with my toddlers as well as my mother/daughter relationship with my 5 year old. Connectin...More
    This book has revolutionized my student/teacher relationship with my toddlers as well as my mother/daughter relationship with my 5 year old. Connecting before correcting is the key to building a solid relationship, which is the foundation of emotional intelligence, cooperation and academic success.
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    Dr. E Cruz Eusebio
    November 1, 2015
    Clearly written book that will help you to actively interact ...
    Clearly written book that will help you to actively interact with your children taking nursery rhymes to a whole new level.
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    mom of 8
    October 19, 2015
    Perfect!
    This book is a must for any parent. I bought it to play with my 1 year old but did a couple finger games with my 6 year old. He loves it so much that ...More
    This book is a must for any parent. I bought it to play with my 1 year old but did a couple finger games with my 6 year old. He loves it so much that he bookmarks the ones he wants to do that night.
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    Ann Chavez
    October 14, 2015
    Five Stars
    Great book, nice attachment songs for baby and mom.
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    Ann Chavez
    October 13, 2015
    Five Stars
    Wonderful book, sweet songs and great ideas for attachment rituals.
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    Melissa J Burke
    October 11, 2015
    Very useful resource.
    I've checked this out a few times from the library and decided I needed my own copy. Recommended by a preschool teacher. These ideas really make a d...More
    I've checked this out a few times from the library and decided I needed my own copy. Recommended by a preschool teacher. These ideas really make a difference in our child's behavior. They are ideas all parents should know, but you just sometimes forget and need ideas and reminders.
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    Kellie Johnson
    September 28, 2015
    Five Stars
    Great book for teachers and parents. I highly recommend it.
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    GraceC
    September 19, 2015
    these rituals for all children
    I learned of the book when I was in a PreK classroom, I use the rituals with my grandchildren, ages 1 and 3. wonderful "new" nursery rhymes.
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    Irene
    September 16, 2015
    Five Stars
    My son is autistic and he really loved the songs.
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    Susie
    August 3, 2015
    Great helpful book
    Useful and comforting for any parent to use with their child, particularly if the child has difficulty with concentration or forming bonds.
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    R.E.Michaels
    July 20, 2015
    Four Stars
    lovely book!
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    Darla
    July 17, 2015
    Five Stars
    It meet my expectTions
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    Roseanne Wilkins
    July 14, 2015
    Loving Rituals and Healthy Relationships
    As the mother of teens and toddlers, this was a wonderful book to remind me about the joy of parenting and the importance of touch. Parenting can some...More
    As the mother of teens and toddlers, this was a wonderful book to remind me about the joy of parenting and the importance of touch. Parenting can sometimes get lost in all the things you have to do. This book is a great help in re-connecting with your children in loving rituals. I would recommend this to every parent.
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    Marie Luker
    June 10, 2015
    Grow In Love with Dr. Becky Bailey
    Doctor Becky Bailey is the top tutor on child discipline and this book makes it easy to grow your relationship with your child or your students. I hig...More
    Doctor Becky Bailey is the top tutor on child discipline and this book makes it easy to grow your relationship with your child or your students. I highly recommend it as well as many of her other books on discipline.
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    Christine Gibson
    June 7, 2015
    Five Stars
    Amazing and powerful book
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    Robin I.<span class="a-profile-verified-badge"><span class="a-profile-verified-text"></span></span>
    May 18, 2015
    love it
    I've enjoyed reading this. Great ideas
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    Jason Haney
    May 17, 2015
    Love, compassion, learning
    My wife loves it! We work on many of the rituals as a family as well. Love, compassion, learning how could you go wrong??
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    Michele
    May 3, 2015
    Five Stars
    Excellent book!
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    Scott D. Miller
    May 2, 2015
    Just adopted two toddlers :-)
    my husband and I just adopted a two and three years old boys. They have attachment disorders and we are working on bonding. This book is really helpin...More
    my husband and I just adopted a two and three years old boys. They have attachment disorders and we are working on bonding. This book is really helping us. It can be very hard some days, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I recommend this to everyone and will probably buy a dozen copies to hand out to parents.
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    Byron Sierra
    April 21, 2015
    Five Stars
    These rituals have helped me tremendously and have made the kids much happier
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    JBrooks
    October 3, 2014
    Five Stars
    A must have for parents as well as teachers
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    R. Sharpe
    September 25, 2014
    I love I Love You Rituals!
    The name says it all!!! Looking for an alternative to typical, everyday, traditional discipline methods? Nothing works when it comes to reaching you...More
    The name says it all!!! Looking for an alternative to typical, everyday, traditional discipline methods? Nothing works when it comes to reaching your child or those in your classroom? Maybe you are looking for new ways to create a positive community or family setting in your classroom or school. Look no further! Conscious Discipline is the way to go! Start with this book to get ideas for fun and loving rituals that support positive behaviors, and throw those old methods out the door!!!
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    Linda Gentile
    September 20, 2014
    Five Stars
    Great
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    Joseph
    August 24, 2014
    a WONDERFUL book!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! I highly recommend it for any parent, care giver, or anyone who is around children. This book works like magic on my kids...More
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! I highly recommend it for any parent, care giver, or anyone who is around children. This book works like magic on my kids and my friends children that I have loaned this book too. When my kids are acting up and need a little extra attention and love, these finger games work perfectly to calm them down and put a smile on their face. Obviously my kids know I love them, and they mean EVERYTHING to me, but I really like how this book helps me show them even more ways to convey my love for them that is perfect for kids psyche. I also love how it changes some of the old nursery rhymes that are really not great if you listen to the words and message behind them, to positive uplifting ones, like "the Old Lady Who Lived In a Shoe" who whips her children and doesn't know what to do with them all, to a wonderful women who knows exactly what to do and loves her children dearly.
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    Hb
    August 17, 2014
    The kids love the rituals
    This is a must read and do for parents! The kids love the rituals!
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    L C.
    August 17, 2014
    My kids like the different rhymes and finger plays - ages 6 ...
    My kids like the different rhymes and finger plays - ages 6 and 9. The 9 year old has RAD, and if I can catch her early with different activities, it...More
    My kids like the different rhymes and finger plays - ages 6 and 9. The 9 year old has RAD, and if I can catch her early with different activities, it can help stop the melt down.
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    cynthia
    August 9, 2014
    Five Stars
    Love
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    KB
    August 2, 2014
    Great for parents and preschool teachers!
    Wonderful rituals to bond with your child and give them security and confidence. A wonderful addition to the library of the parent and the preschool ...More
    Wonderful rituals to bond with your child and give them security and confidence. A wonderful addition to the library of the parent and the preschool teacher.
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    Linda J.
    July 24, 2014
    A must have for all people who love children and want them to develop into the best ...
    A must have for all people who love children and want them to develop into the best possible being. Great for parents, grandparents, teachers, caregiv...More
    A must have for all people who love children and want them to develop into the best possible being. Great for parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers.
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    Btrevino
    July 7, 2014
    Great for uncreative moms like me
    Beautiful book for easy ways to connect with your baby and toddler. Love it for when you are at wits end wondering "What should we do now?"
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    NJM
    June 16, 2014
    Ordered as a gift for my daughter
    Becky Bailey knows her content and my daughter says that these little rituals really helped during transition times at home and connected to school.
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    David Brefka
    December 17, 2013
    Delivered Quickly and as Advertised.
    My wife had me get this for her to use on her job.She is a parent educator and this book will give her ways to help those parents interact with their ...More
    My wife had me get this for her to use on her job.
    She is a parent educator and this book will give her ways to help those parents interact with their children.

    It was recommended to her by an associate from work.
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    Theo Rules
    December 10, 2013
    Amazing book - have only read introduction!
    So far, I have read the intro to this book and it is amazing. I recently took a class in which the instructor referred to this book in working with s...More
    So far, I have read the intro to this book and it is amazing. I recently took a class in which the instructor referred to this book in working with students with visual impairments and autism. My professor emphasized the relationship development aspect of communication. This book gives great ideas for fostering relationships with all children (I learned about some of them from my professor). One thing I really got out of this is that when we bring ritual into our interactions with our loved ones, we show them that we have time for them and that we want to be "in the moment" with them. A very important message for everyone, and especially in this day and age.
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    Just Me
    November 30, 2013
    thank you
    Great book for parents/teachers - now i need the CDs to go with it - like the step by step explinarions
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    Kathryn
    September 18, 2013
    Perfect for every teacher
    This book has such good insight into why children are choosing behaviors that are not our preferred. Great for parents who are just starting out.
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    Rodney G Pannell
    September 5, 2013
    Great for early childhood educators too!
    I have found this book very helpul in my Title I setting pre-k classroom. So many children yearning for attention and this is a helpful tool for givin...More
    I have found this book very helpul in my Title I setting pre-k classroom. So many children yearning for attention and this is a helpful tool for giving it. The book also reads very easily for those parents and teachers who do not need to wade through pages of theory. This gives helpful information and gets right to the point.
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    Betsy Kelly
    July 13, 2013
    LOVE, love Becky Bailey!!!
    Her book is awesome for parents!!!! I bought it as a teacher but will still use many of her rituals with my students but they would be so much more w...More
    Her book is awesome for parents!!!! I bought it as a teacher but will still use many of her rituals with my students but they would be so much more worth the time to do with your own children!!! It's worth the money and I highly recommend if you are a new parent!! Also watch her videos on her website!!!
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    Amazon Customer
    May 22, 2013
    Great!
    This will change your classroom and your family! Great ideas, and a fun twist on old classics. Dr. Bailey is a wonderful resource!
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    Marcia Machens
    April 13, 2013
    Great way to play with your child!
    Wonderful book! I got so much out of it! Right from the get-go me and my kids (girls ages 4 and 1) have gotten so much fun from playing these games....More
    Wonderful book! I got so much out of it! Right from the get-go me and my kids (girls ages 4 and 1) have gotten so much fun from playing these games. Really makes my day go much more smoothly and I enjoy my kids that much more!
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    J. Mickey Quintana
    April 13, 2013
    Has some really fun ideas
    Gives great games, play, rhymes, and fun for bonding with kids. My 5 year old enjoys it too and sings songs with me to my 9 month old.
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    Lois A Noggle
    March 28, 2013
    Enjoyed
    I enjoy the book very much . Now it time for me and the staff to put it to work for us.Thank you
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    Greg Stacy
    March 1, 2013
    Helpful
    This book offers some helpful approaches for what I do for work, however, have not yet had the opportunity to formally present them yet.
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    Shellylr
    November 30, 2012
    Great book and price.
    A very cute book with a twist on some of the old nursery rhymes. My kids love it when we read it before bed.
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    LiteratureLady
    July 20, 2011
    A very sweet chronicle of "ritual" ideas
    This is a cool book--not exactly what I thought it was going to be, but I still found it quite useful. The book lines out the "why" of using rituals ...More
    This is a cool book--not exactly what I thought it was going to be, but I still found it quite useful. The book lines out the "why" of using rituals with your children--what they define as ritual is basically a fun, personal, sort-of secret 'thing' you share with your child, mostly songs in this particular book. I was thinking it would be more of actual ritual ideas (nothing weird!) for seasons of life or growing up stuff, threshold moments, you know. But this is more a listing of songs, mostly to the tune of old nursery rhymes now made sweeter, to sing to your kiddo at certain times, like when you pick him/her up from school or when it's his/her b-day or something like that. I really like the ideas and have incorporated 3 or 4 of them into my repertoire. So all in all, a cool find.
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    Rocket City Mom
    December 3, 2010
    Sweet ideas
    This book has lots of little ideas to keep in touch with your child even when you are a busy adult! My son is about to turn 1, and life is about to g...More
    This book has lots of little ideas to keep in touch with your child even when you are a busy adult! My son is about to turn 1, and life is about to get hectic with him starting daycare and me going to class full time. I think I will be using some of these rituals very often!
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    choirgirl13
    October 22, 2010
    Sweet Book
    My, almost, three year old gives this book one toe plus two thumbs and up!
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    loveswinter
    July 16, 2010
    Great book, lots of ideas
    I bought this book after I saw it recommended elsewhere and was looking for ideas of rhyming games and songs to do with my two little ones (4 and 2). ...More
    I bought this book after I saw it recommended elsewhere and was looking for ideas of rhyming games and songs to do with my two little ones (4 and 2). The book is easy to use, gives good illustrations and definitely met my expectations. Although I think it's perhaps a little extreme to completely re-write all of Mother Goose, my son loves doing the "cuddle games", as he calls them. If you're not creative enough (like me!) to invent games and songs like this on your own, this book will be very useful!
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    Victoria
    November 12, 2009
    Low "Content" but LOTS of activities
    This book is just what it claims to be in the title: a collection of rituals that reinforce messages of love and belonging. The explanation for the ...More
    This book is just what it claims to be in the title: a collection of rituals that reinforce messages of love and belonging. The explanation for the importance of said rituals is very brief. So, if you're looking for a book filled with substance and science, this isn't it. However, if you're seeking a wealth of ideas for finger plays and other sensory delights that provide opportunities to deeply bond with your child - this is THE book for you! Each activity only takes a minute or two so they are easy to incorporate into your day during transition times or moments of play with your little one. My happiest chilhood memories are of the simplest rituals my father used in play. I'm so happy to have found a book that helps me to create the same lasting memories for my own son.
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    Monica Rasso
    July 15, 2009
    I love you rituatls
    Fantastic book! The author definitely knows what she it talking about. We have got to find a way to make the few hours a day that we have with our k...More
    Fantastic book! The author definitely knows what she it talking about. We have got to find a way to make the few hours a day that we have with our kids into something meaningful. You can create true bonding time with your little one.
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    Mitzi Douillard
    June 30, 2009
    Great reminder
    I do a lot of the things in this book this naturally, but it has some cute ideas; and when you are burnt out, you can just open the book and use one o...More
    I do a lot of the things in this book this naturally, but it has some cute ideas; and when you are burnt out, you can just open the book and use one of theirs. love it!
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    Norene M. Vello
    March 10, 2009
    I Lovre You Rituals
    This book is great for mothers and preschool teachers...actually anyone interested in bonding or attachment problems with children. The book was in g...More
    This book is great for mothers and preschool teachers...actually anyone interested in bonding or attachment problems with children. The book was in great condition. Using it with a group I am doing with children, caregivers and parents of incarcerated parents. Great fun....
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    Team Schroeder
    March 8, 2007
    Perfect!
    My children just adore the I Love You Rituals that we do. Even if we are at a crowded place and we can't hear each other, the I Love You Rituals come...More
    My children just adore the I Love You Rituals that we do. Even if we are at a crowded place and we can't hear each other, the I Love You Rituals come in quite handy!
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    P. Wells
    October 23, 2006
    even for the big kids
    When I received this book and read the ideas, I thought they sounded great for very young children, but doubted I could use them with my 8 and 9yo. I...More
    When I received this book and read the ideas, I thought they sounded great for very young children, but doubted I could use them with my 8 and 9yo. I thought they would see it as "babyish" and silly......but I gave a few of them a go, and they absolutely loved them! And asked for more and more! I think these are great for the older kids like my foster kids, who missed out on that kind of interaction when they were little. I am enjoying it, and so are the kids....I will do a couple each day till I become more familiar and can do them without the book.
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    Amazon Customer
    March 11, 2002
    I Love Your Rituals
    A really great concept. Teaching children through play while building confidence & trust. Lots of fun games to play with your child.
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    Amazon Customer
    August 15, 2001
    Wonderful book for all kids and moms!
    I just purchased this book after having been recommended it by a leading expert on kids with attachment/severe trauma problems. It is wonderful, easy...More
    I just purchased this book after having been recommended it by a leading expert on kids with attachment/severe trauma problems. It is wonderful, easy to read and makes much sense from a clinician's and parent's perspective.
    I recommend it to all with young children, it is full of nurturing and fun activities with full explanations and rationale. Certainly a must buy for any adoptive/foster parent to increase trust, attachment, and bonding.
    Kandice J.
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