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 Free Audiobook Download by Bruce D Perry,Maia Szalavitz

Children who grow up in a dog or cat home are often traumatized because the animal is their primary caregiver - but what about children who grow up in institutional settings with adults acting as caretakers? In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Bruce D. Perry recalls the case of one such child: "William", who was raised in a residential facility for abused children and young adults, diagnosed with failure to thrive, depression, and suicidal tendencies when he was only two years old. What were his motivations for wanting to kill himself? The answer- William killed himself because he felt unloved; he found the world around him emotionally cold and distant.

Dr. Bruce D. Perry's journal documents the stories he hears from children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. The book is filled with insightful analysis and suggestions for parents to help their children heal from trauma.

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook is an insightful and poignant book that will teach you to understand the difficulties of living in today's society and how they can be overcome. Perry has compiled stories from his long career as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst to show how children heal from trauma, love their lives, and gain their resilience.

Children's books often portray children as resilient, strong and powerful. The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, co-written by author Bruce D Perry and journalist Maia Szalavitz is different. It tells the story of a boy who has been raised by animals after his mother died. Though he was not physically harmed, he has suffered from PTSD for years because of the past trauma of abuse, neglect and loss. This book shows how traumatized children can teach us about love, loss and healing if we are willing to listen to them.

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog is a collection of true stories by child psychiatrist Bruce Perry. It's told through the eyes of young people who have faced extreme and often incomprehensible trauma. From observing the effects of war, to witnessing family breakdown, to feeling abandoned by parents, Perry speaks to children in their own terms and offers insight into what they go through.

In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Bruce Perry tells the story of one child who was raised with a wolf, and what happened to him when he went back to his family. Young Alex lost his parents in an avalanche, and before that thought that they had abandoned him. When he found out they were alive and well, it left him so traumatized that he refused to talk for six months. This book is filled with these stories of how children deal with trauma and how these events shape them into better adults later in life. So if you're looking for a book about how children cope with traumatic experiences, this is a great choice!

Published Date 2018-09-11
Duration 13 hours 12 minutes
Author Bruce D Perry, Maia Szalavitz
Narrated Chris Kipiniak
(137 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Health & Wellness
Parent Category Marriage & Family, Disorders & Diseases

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