Are you looking for the best parenting books for adoption? Are you searching for help with behavior, attachment, or transitioning as a family? Are you searching for ideas on how to prepare for your child or how to find peace in the waiting?
While we have been completing our adoption training, we have been studying some of these books and have had others on this list suggested by our social worker.
If you want to know more about our adoption journey, check it out here.
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1. Brain-Based Parenting:
Learn about the science of caregiving.
2. The Out-of-Sync Child:
Signs and symptoms of sensory processing disorder. Helpful explanations and advice.
3. The Yes Brain:
Transform your child’s brain by helping them say yes to new experiences.
4. The Power of Showing Up:
Learn the 4 S’s of building your child’s confidence and trust as an adulty, authority-figure, and adult in his or her life.
5. Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence.
Use these practical methods to develop awareness and presence in your life.
6. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation.
Become in control of your emotions and your mind.
7. Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.
Solve the puzzle of the teenage mind!
8. The Body Keeps the Score.
Understanding how children’s experiences can manifest themselves in the body and the brain.
9. No-Drama Discipline.
Break the cycle of bad behavior with these methods of discipline aimed at instructing rather than punishing.
10. The Connected Parent.
Parents might need help transitioning too! Learn how and why your usual methods of connection might not work with another child.
11. The Connected Child
No adoption booklist is complete without The Connected Child authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis. She is world-renowned in the adoption, attachment, and behavior arenas. She is the pillar of the TBRI methods that are taught in child psychology at universities across the country.
12. Created to Connect:
Created to Connect – A Christian’s Guide to the Connected Child
13. Parenting from the Inside Out.
How does your own childhood impact your parenting? Explore your own attachment style in this book.
Want to learn more about the “Upstairs/Downstairs brain”? Fascinating!
ANY OTHER RESOURCES?
Our family is working through some of these as we prepare for our adoption, but I wanted to share the list wtih you in case you were looking for books that might help in your waiting, preparation, or parenting! I know, we didn’t know where to start and were grateful for others’ help!
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