Here is a list compiled from Texas Christian University - Institute of Child Development, Empowered to Connect and also books recommended by our families.


Empowered to Connect Parent Training book and resource requirements are marked with * and ** to indicate required * and recommended **
  • The Connected Child (2007), by Karyn Purvis, David Cross and Wendy Sunshine*

  • Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt (2008), by Leslie Leyland Fields*

  • Anatomy of the Soul (2010), by Curt Thompson*

  • The Whole‐Brain Child (2011), by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson*

  • The Out‐of‐Sync Child (Revised Ed., 2006), by Carol Kranowitz*

  • Nurturing Adoptions (Second Ed., 2012), by Deborah Gray*

  • Created To Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child (2010), by Purvis, Monroe & Monroe**

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

  • Attaching in Adoption (Second Ed.,2012), by Deborah Gray**

  • The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (Revised Ed.,2006), by Carol Kranowitz**

  • Toddler Adoption, The Weavers Craft, by Mary Hopkins Best

  • I Love You Rituals Paperback (2000) by Becky A. Bailey

  • 20 Things Every Adopted Child Wishes their Adopted Parent Knew by Sherri Eldridge

  • Parenting from the Inside Out, 10th Anniversary Edition: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Your Children by Daniel J. Siegel MD and Mary Hartzell

  • How Does Your Engine Run? Leader’s Guide to the Alert Program for Self-Regulation by Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger


  • The Redo Roo Paperback  (2015) by Cindy R. Lee

  • It's Tough to Be Gentle: A Dragon's Tale Paperback (2015) by Cindy R Lee

  • Doggie Doesn't Know No Paperback (2015) by Cindy R Lee

  • Baby Owl Lost Her Whoo (2014) by Cindy R Lee

  • The Penguin and the Fine-Looking Fish (2015) by Cindy R Lee


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