Me, the Boy, and The Monster

“There were so many things you said that resonated so clearly with my experience. You articulate the concepts beautifully and the personal illustration from your life, so generously included, brings it to life and makes it real.”

“I LOVE IT! It's written in a really easy to understand way, without too much jargon, and the technical stuff is explained in a clear way.” 

“Your description of The Monster is a real insight into trauma and its effects on the children. I really gained an understanding and even recognised some traits in our 17th month old. I appreciate the honesty you have included with your examples - letting the reader know what works/ doesn’t work and that you have to change your approach as the child develops/heals.”



Me, the Boy, and The Monster: Exploring the psychology of adoption and trauma.

Me, the Boy, and The Monster is a personal, thoughtful, and touching tribute to one family’s journey through the world of adoption and trauma. Cat has a background in developmental psychology and uses this to great effect; the theory sections of MTBTM are relevant, researched, and related to real-life examples from Cat’s own experience with her adopted son. This book goes beyond the tired cliche of ‘attachment’ however, pulling together relevant strands of many different psychological theories and disciplines, all of which is juxtaposed against heart-wrenching and emotional accounts taken from Cat’s own blog, giving the reader a unique and personal insight into the day to day struggles of her family.

Me, the Boy, and The Monster had a hugely successful release in February 2019, hitting the Amazon bestsellers list on the day of publication with both kindle and paperback formats.


Now available to order:
AAMA CD - a 14 track CD of songs written especially for adoptive, foster, and special needs families.
AAMA the book - an accompanying book explaining the science behind the music, and how to turn these songs from a bit of silly fun to a useful tool for supporting your child’s communication and development

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