Parent Class Resource List

The following resources are used in the ETC Parent Training Classes TFM offers.  They are also very helpful to all parents with children from hard places.  directory-learning-280x240

Parent Training – Connect & Prepare Courses Resource List


  • The Connected Child (2007), by Karyn Purvis, David Cross and Wendy Sunshine, has the best prices – new, used & Kindle
  • Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt (2008), by Leslie Leyland Fields. has the best prices – new, used & Kindle
  • The Whole-Brain Child (2011), by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. has the best prices – new, used & Kindle
  • The Out-of-Sync Child (Revised Ed., 2006), by Carol Kranowitz. has the best prices – new, used & Kindle
  • Attachment: Why It Matters (2012), DVD produced by the Institute of Child Development


* Material from each of these resources will be part of the required reading/viewing during the training.  Required books should total no more than $50 (less if you use Kindle or buy used), the DVD is $35-40 (but is well worth it!)


  • Empowered To Connect ( for lots of short instructional videos and articles.
  • 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
  • Anatomy of the Soul (2010), by Curt Thompson
  • 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