Here I will include some links to useful things that have helped us – including some of our favourite kids books, places to visit and days out, parenting books etc…. I’m open to suggestions too if you think there is anything I’ve missed?
Hope it helps.
So first – books for parents present and future that I’ve found interesting/useful/helpful:
I am still in the process of working through this book, but I’m finding it really helpful and fascinating. The ideas and lessons for parenting in this book have already come in very handy with our two little munchkins.
After seeing Zach Wahls rise to fame via social media I couldn’t wait to get my hands on his book about growing up and living with same sex parents. The book didn’t disappoint – it is a fantastic read and I’ve already lent it to 3 or 4 people!
This is by no means an easy read, and not one to delve in to lightly – but if you can stick with it and overcome the harrowing experiences that the young people referenced in the book have endured then it really is a must read for anyone considering adoption or going through the process. One of the toughest jobs when adopting is identifying what challenges you can take on as a new parent, understanding the issues outlined in this book will really help show you where you will want to draw the line – being honest and truthful about what you can take on is the fairest thing for any child that gets placed with you. A breakdown in your adoption after the child is placed with you is much worse than admitting you couldn’t deal with their back history upfront. This is a really hard thing to settle in your mind and one I’m sure I’ll write more about in the future.
This is a handy book, with lots of reassuring advice, thoughts and anecdotes – well worth a read for anyone considering or currently going through the adoption process.
This was one of those books that we clicked on when purchasing other stuff on Amazon. It has proved to be quite an interesting take on families in general from a different generational stand point. I wouldn’t rush out to get it, but it is n interesting read.
I have to admit that this is still unfinished on my book shelf, but nonetheless I have found it really interesting so far. It gives a great perspective on life for adoptive kids growing up in their adoptive families from grown up adoptees who have been there and seen it. It certainly helped make me think about things from a different perspective.
more to be added soon… and if you have any recommendations please do share via a comment below or ‘Get in Touch’