Monday, April 18, 2011


If it has been a while since you stopped by, feel free to browse through the past three posts about all the great stuff Jeff and I learned at the Empowered To Connect Convention in Denver a few weekends ago!  

Below is a list of books that were recommended at the EMPOWERED TO CONNECT Conference (in no particular order).  The first three I have read and HIGHLY recommend, and others are now on my reading list!  ENJOY!

The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis, David Cross, Wendy Sunshine

Created to Connect:  A Christian Guide to The Connected Child by Dr Purvis, Monroe and Monroe

Attaching in Adoption by Deborah Gray

Nurturing in Adoption:  Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma by Deborah Gray

Parenting from the Inside Out  (2004) by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Anatomy of the Soul (2010) by Curt Thompson

Wounded Children, Healing Homes:  How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families (2009)  by Jayne Schooler, Betsy Keefer Smalley, Timothy Callahan

Parenting is Your Highest Calling:  And Eight Other Myths that Trap Us in Worry and Guilt (2008) by Leslie Leyland Fields

The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz

The Out of Sync Child has Fun:  Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz

TCU Institute of Child Development ~
Empowered To Connect ~


Lindsey said...

What an amazing book selection!!! I'm your newest follower and I'd love it if you followed me back to watch our adoption journey unfold...we're just starting!!

Lindsey :)

Abby said...

Sensational Kids is also amazing for working with SPD

erica said...

Looks like some great reading! I have wanted to get The Connected Child for some time now..... Thanks for sharing! And I hope you're doing OK through the wait. I know your good news is right around the corner, and I can't wait to hear it! Thanks, too, for the comment you left me about my waiting I felt so much better and I felt that old excited-like-something-is-going-to-happen-soon-and-even-if-it-doesn't-I'm-ok-with-that feeling. Satan is trying his best to discourage us right now because he knows great things are just ahead for us! Let's show him that there's no possible way he can win!!

Blessings and hugs to you today! :)

Christy. said...

Thanks for this list!! I have lots of these but it looks like I need to make another Amazon order... :)

Tracy said...

so as fundage is limited - which one would you (or did Purvis) recommend for adoption of an infant?? Most I have flipped through seemed more geared toward older adoption.

Abby said...

Thank you for posting that list. I needed some more reading material:)

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