Topic: Family Scripture: Ephesians 6:1–6:4
1. Curt Thompson’s Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships was my first journey into talking about things like attachment theory. The entire book is fascinating and overwhelming…but powerful.
2. The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Karen Purvis and others was recommended to us a few years ago by a pastor friend. It was required by one of the agencies we are working with. I’ve read most of it twice in the last eight months. It focuses on adoption but was recommended to us before we were talking about adoption. It is incredibly pertinent whether you’re adopting or not. Anything that Purvis is connected to is gold! You can find tons of stuff from her out of her research done at TCU.
3. There are tons of books about how we deal with technology and parenting, but these are two I’ve read. The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place by Andy Crouch is a very practical sometimes over the top idea of how to handle tech and other things in the household. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle is much more academic and a much longer and difficult read, but brilliant.
4. These last two I haven’t actually read yet, but they are on my “to read” list because I’ve seen the authors interviewed and was amazed by their insights. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.