We’ve been going to the library ALOT lately–funny, since we have less time to read or watch movies than ever before. But since it’s free, there’s no risk, I suppose. So we are regulars now. Also, I want to preview any adoption books before purchasing them, for the Babe and for myself.
What we are currently reading:
L is FINALLY reading “The Happiest Baby on the Block” by Harvey Karp, MD. He’s finding out that we did “everything right” (LOL). I thought he was on board with my suggestions because he had read the book. Turns out, no. But hey, he’s catching up now.
I’m currently reading “The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness” by Edward M. Hallowell,MD. It’s all about having a grounded, connected childhood–about giving your kids what’s really important–such as mealtime, traditions and time to just be a child. Now his oldest child is only 12, so who know if it really works, but it makes sense to me.
For the kiddos:
In my previous post, I already mentioned “Sam’s Sister” Love it, love it love it.
I’ve also checked out, “Let’s Talk about Adoption” by none other than the Mr. Rogers. It’s great. Very gentle, like the legend himself. Real pictures, real families, very general to apply to all situations. RIP, Mr. Rogers!
“You’re Not My Real Mother” by Molly Friedrich is another one I like. The main character is a little girl who was born in Vietnam, but I think it’s a phrase that all amoms will have to hear at some point in time or another.
“How I Was Adopted” by Joanna Cole is a good one too. It tells of a child who was adopted at birth, and picked up at the agency by his aparents. It might work very well for children who don’t know a whole lot about their hospital stay when they were born. The last page asks the reader if he/she knows the story of how he/she was adopted, therefore fitting any situation!
Next up for me:
“The Happiest Toddler on the Block” by Dr. Karp. We’ll see if he can get us through the next four years as well as he got us through the last 5 months. I’ll be sure to report.