The Library

Some items in which have helped us on our journey:

Special Needs-

Adopting the Hurt Child, Hope for Families withSpecial Needs Kids,  Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecki, Nav Press
(Also Parenting the Hurt Child, Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow)

An Unlit Path, Deborah Hannah,

Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children, Daniel A Hughes, Jason Aronson, Inc.

Damaged Angels, An Adoptive Mothers Struggle to Understand the Tragic Toll of Alcohol in Pregnancy, Bonnie Buxton, Da Capo Press

Dandelion on My Pillow, Butcher Knife Beneath, Nancy Thomas, Terena Thomas and Beth Thomas,
(and pretty much anything written by Nancy Thomas)

From Innocence to Entitlement, A Love and Logic Cure for the Tragedy of Entitlement, Jim Fay and Dawn Billings, Love and Logic Press,
(and anything Love and Logic)

The Out-of-Sync-Child: Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Processing Disorder, Carol Stock Kranowitz
(also The Out-of-Sync-Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder)

99 Ways to Drive Your Child Sane, Brita St. Clair, Families by Design

Special Needs - dvds

by Karyn Purvis (
  • A Sensory World- Making Sense of SensoryProcessing
  • Sensory Integration
  • The Neurochemistry of Fear
By Nancy Thomas (
  • Give Me a Break
  • Taming the Tiger While it's Still a Kitten
  • When Love is Not Enough

Special Needs - cd

by Dianne Craft (
  • The Biology of Behavior
For Kids

younger adopted

A Mother for Choco, Keiko Kasza, Penguin Books

Our Twitchy, Kes Gray and Mary McQuillan, Holt

So You Want to Be a Prince(ss), Deborah Hage, MSW,

separation / first day of school

The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn, Child and Family Press

older RAD

Don't Touch My Heart: Healing the Pain of an Unattached Child, Lynda Gianforte Mansfield, Pinon Press

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