I have had a number of people read my review of Beyond Consequences and contact me asking for adoption resources that I do recommend, since I am definitely not a fan of that particular series. Here is what I have found to be helpful as we parent our kids!
- First, here is a collection of resources I put together in 2013: Adoption Resources
- Since then, Parenting the Hurt Child by Keck and Kupecky has become my favorite go-to book for all my parenting questions. What I love about these authors is that they acknowledge the very real pain of the child’s early life while holding the child responsible for growing in wisdom and good choices. They also acknowledge the difficulty of parenting these children while empowering the parents to grow in love, patience, and skill. This can be a rare find in the adoptive parenting world!
- The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene: The title is pretty self-explanatory as to whether this book might help your family! We do have an “explosive child”, and this book has been recommended to me several times. After I started to reserve this book at the library for the third time, I decided to just buy a copy. While I do not totally agree with the author’s philosophy of children, the basic “method” outlined in the book is helpful.
- Not Alone: This special-needs parenting blog, while not adoption specific, deals with a lot of issues that our family encounters while parenting special-needs kids. There are a number of contributors, and you can check out their Amazon Store for additional resources.
- I have created an Amazon wish list of books that I pulled from the resource section of Parenting the Hurt Child. I have not read any of them yet, but I added them to the list because they look like they might be helpful reads. If you read any of these books, let me know what you think!
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