Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Empowered to Connect

Michael and I headed to Empowered To Connect in Nashville during September.

We've always loved Dr. Karyn Purvis' book The Connected Child , but to get to go and hear hear and learn about WHY children from hard places struggle with attachment, bonding, food, sensory issues, and lots more was REALLY eye-opening. I love Karyn Purvis and I pretty much want to put her in my pocket!

Show Hope did a  FABULOUS job of putting on this event and the whole weekend was such a great time of learning for Michael and I. Another great thing was that we got to hang out with our friends Lori and Steve who are waiting on Korea's cutest little boy Davis! You can follow their journey to Davis here: The Mini Adventures of Lori and Steve ! Also, we got to meet our friends Julie and Steve for the first time - they came in from California for the conference. (Yeah, this thing is a BIG DEAL!)

Watch this video about what every adoptive parent should know.

Here's another great one - about food and why a child who has experienced malnutrition (prenataly or postnatally can really be an issue for a child from a hard place.

There are a LOT of fanstastic resources available for you at the Empowered to Connect Website. You can watch more videos and get lots more info - what an invaluable resource for adoptive and foster families! These resources were not available for families who adopted years ago and were walking this path without much connection or guidance. Everyday I thank God for the blessing of the Adoption Community and for the resources we have to parent our children from hard places WELL!

Check out the Empowered to Connect website for more resources: http://empoweredtoconnect.org/resources/

1 comment:

  1. It was so great to see you all there! What an awesome, awesome conference. I know I'll be a better parent to Davis because of it. Thanks for the shout out! Much love to you, Michael, and your beautiful kiddos!