Emerge Family Connections

Recommended Reading

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

by Dr. Karyn Purvis, Dr. David Cross and Wendy Sunshine

ISBN #0071475001

Information and practical interventions for parents of adopted children who have experienced severe trauma and abuse.


The Whole Brain Child

by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children.


No-Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

How to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth.


Brain Storm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

by Daniel Siegle, M.D.

Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.


Parenting from the Inside Out

by Daniel Siegel, M.D.

ISBN # 1585422959

Provides parents with a base to explore their personal history and the effects of that history in regards to their parenting and attachment style.


Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children

by Daniel Hughes

ISBN #0393705552

Attachment focused interventions and information regarding healthy brain development and neurochemistry for parents of children who have experienced trauma.


The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understand and Nurturing Your Baby

by Martha Sears and William Sears

ISBN #0316778095

Information regarding attachment parenting.


Parenting the Explosive Child

by Ross W. Green, Ph.D.

Screaming, swearing, crying, hitting, kicking, spitting, biting...these are some of the challenging behaviors we see in kids who are having difficulty meeting our expectations. These behaviors often leave parents feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and desperate for answers. In this fully revised and updated book, Dr. Ross Greene helps you understand why and when your child does these things and how to respond in ways that are nonpunitive, nonadversarial, humane, and effective.


The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition)

by William Sears

ISBN #0316778001

Information regarding attachment parenting.


The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us about Loss, Love, and Healing

by Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz

ISBN #0465056539

Information regarding the long-term effects of trauma and abuse.


The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

by Daniel Siegel

ISBN #1572307404

Provides information regarding how interpersonal relationships affect the developing brain.


Fun to Grow On: Engaging Play Activities for Kids with Teachers, Parents, and Grandparents

by Virginia K. Morin and David Sokoloff

ISBN #1890374016

Activities for children that provide life lessons and encourage connecting and engaging.


The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise as Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative On-to–Four-Year-Old: Revised Edition

by Dr. Harvey Karp

ISBN #0553384422

Provides practical interventions for parents of toddlers that promote attachment.


I Love You Rituals

by Rebecca Ann Bailey

ISBN #0-688-16117-0

Activities for parents and children that facilitate attachment.


Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma

by Deborah D. Gray

ISBN #0944934331

Information regarding attachment, the effects of early trauma, affect regulation, and healthy mental development.


The Out-of-Sync Child

by Carol Kranowitz

ISBN #0399531653

Information and practical interventions for parents, teachers, and mental health care professionals who provide services for children with Sensory Processing Disorder.


The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun

by Carol Kranowitz

ISBN #0399532714

Fun and practical activities for parents, teachers, and clinicians who provide services for children with Sensory Processing Disorder.


The Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well

by William Sears, Martha Sears, and Elizabeth Pantley.

ISBN #0316777498

Practical information regarding raising secure, compassionate, and emotionally healthy children.


Touchpoints: Birth to Three

by T.Berry Brazelton and Joshua D. Sparrow

ISBN #0738210498

Information regarding critical periods for attachment development in children from birth to 3 years of age.


Touchpoints: 3 to 6

by T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua D. Sparrow

Information regarding critical periods for attachment development in children from 3 to 6 years old.