The Connected Child:  Bring Hope and Healing to your Adoptive Family

The Connected Child is a great resource for adoptive parents (or any parent!) to help connect emotionally with children, especially children who have experienced trauma or have emotional or behavioral difficulties.

 

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Three Little Words: A Memoir

If you’re considering adoption or fostering of children in the DCF system, this is a wonderful book that shares one young woman’s story about abuse, foster care and adoption.​

 

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Try and Make Me

Try and Make Me is one of my all time favorite parenting books.  It gives parents tools they can use right now to help manage difficult behavior.

 

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Parenting with Love and Logic

What I enjoy about the Parenting with Love and Logic series is that the parenting model they promote is based in reality.  I encourage parents to use parenting that reflects how the world works; i.e. – if you don’t show up to work, you get fired.  Or, if you come home after curfew, you lose the car.  It uses simple concepts that help kids and teens to take responsibility for their own behaviors.

 

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Parenting Teens  with Love and Logic

As stated above with this book focusing on Teens and equipping them to make responsible decisions.

 

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The Connected Child

The Connected Child is a great resource for parents to help connect emotionally with children, especially children who have experienced trauma or have emotional or behavioral difficulties.

 

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The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook

If you’d like to better understand how trauma affects children, this engaging book is a great read. The doctor who wrote this has amazing experience and knowledge and the book is written in a way that is easy to relate to. Check it out.

 

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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

This is a great book to help you learn about how trauma works in the brain, how it can hinder functioning and connection to others and how to heal from it.

 

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Wild at Heart Revised and Updated: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul

Do you ever wonder why you feel angry all the time? Well, part of it is because God made men to be warriors, not namby pamby girly men. Our society would like you to think you should be a sweater wearing soft-talking Mr. Rogers pushover. Say NO! If you’d like to learn more about your true nature and how to be a strong Godly man, this is a great book for you.

 

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Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men

Man up! This is a great book that will challenge you to be the man you were meant to be.

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How God Makes Men: Ten Epic Stories. Ten Proven Principles. One Huge Promise for Your Life

Yup, another Christ-centered book about being a man. Are you getting the theme yet? How to be a man has a lot to do with how to follow Christ. Are you up for the challenge?

 

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Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence For Every Believer (Commitment To Spiritual Growth)

God calls all men to be the spiritual leaders of their home. To learn more and be positive challenged, check this out.

 

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The Resolution for Men

If you’re ready for an inspired challenge to become the true God loving leader of your family, this book provides you with the roadmap.

 

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No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending

No More Faking Fine has brought hope and healing to my female clients who have struggled for many years to let go of their past and allow themselves to be imperfect.​

 

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

This book is from the Gottman Institute, which is recognized as the best in the business in regards to marriage counseling. Their book offers the key ingredients from improving your marriage to helping heal a damaged marriage on the brink of divorce​. It’s got great tools that you can start using right away.

 

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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Do you ever wonder why you don’t feel that close to your spouse anymore? ​Do you wonder why every effort you’ve made to show your love seems to fall flat? It may be that you’re just not speaking the same love language! This is a great book that really helps husbands and wives to better understand each other.

 

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Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

Feeling Good is one of the benchmark books that has helped many people to learn how to manage their negative emotions. It echoes many of the techniques I use in my sessions.

 

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0

If you’d like to learn about how “EQ” or emotional intelligence impacts your success in this world (much more than your IQ!), please check out this easy and informative read.​

 

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Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

Feeling Good is one of the benchmark books that has helped many people to learn how to manage their negative emotions. It echoes many of the techniques I use in my sessions.

 

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0

If you’d like to learn about how “EQ” or emotional intelligence impacts your success in this world (much more than your IQ!), please check out this easy and informative read.​

 

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Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Hallowell describes ADHD kids as having “a race car brain with bad brakes”! I love it! ADHD can be difficult but it can also have amazingly positive attributes.

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ABCs of Emotion Worksheet

The way you think and act affects how you feel. Thoughts, feelings, and actions are all related and each affects the other.

ABCs of Emotion Homework Sheet

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Tips For a Healthy Marriage

Five basic tips that can improve your marriage and have a lasting effect on your relationship.

Tips For a Healthy Marriage

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The Cognitive Triangle

 

Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT) is a well- researched and effectively proven form of treatment.

Cognitive Triangle

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Feelings Log

It’s important to become aware of what makes you upset, what you do when you get upset, and the consequences of this. A Feelings Log is a tool that helps you do this.

Feelings Log

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