The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

“Fascinating and upbeat…. Dr. Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist.” –Mary Pipher, PhD, author of Letters to a Young Therapist

How does trauma affect a child’s mind–and how can that mind recover? In the classic The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry explains what happens to the brains of children exposed to extreme stress and shares their lessons of courage, humanity, and hope. Only when we understand the science of the mind and the power of love and nurturing, can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Psychology / Psychopathology

On Sale: August 29th 2017

Price: $17.99

Page Count: 448

ISBN-13: 9780465094455

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Praise

"Filled with compassionate, caring stories by a wise healer and scientist, this book will appeal to all who are interested in understanding how children heal."—Lynn Ponton, MD, author of The Romance of Risk
"This book demands and deserves attention from parents, educators, policymakers, courts, and therapists. Highly recommended."—Library Journal
"Perry has learned a thing or two about how not to raise a prospective sociopath.... He makes a powerful case for early intervention for disruptive children to prevent adult sociopathy."—Booklist
"I have never encountered a child advocate with a better mind, a bigger heart, or a more generous spirit than Bruce Perry. This book captures the essence of his insights and the heroism of his actions on behalf of children who have encountered the dark side of human experience."—James Garbarino, PhD, author of Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
"For many years, Bruce Perry's work has been deserving of our highest praise. This book is his crowning achievement, the ultimate combination of science and humanity."—Joel A. Dvoskin, PhD, ABPP, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and President, American Psychology-Law Society