I discovered a podcast recently thru itunes, and I really like it quite a bit. It's called Creating A Family: Talk About Adoption and Infertility'. The woman who produces the show - Dawn Davenport - is an attorney and an author. She has written "The Complete Book of International Adoption", if you have heard of it. And actually her podcasts are created from a blog talk radio show that she does.
Her September 3rd show was entitled 'The Connected Child', and is an interview with the woman who wrote the book by that name - Dr Karyn Purvis. I've read the book, and recently (ok, yesterday!) pulled the book off my bookshelf in order to brush-up on some attachment/bonding advice as well as behavior/discipline info. A bit of a coincidence to log onto itunes today and see this podcast link! It turned out to be an interesting and informative listen.
If you are an adoptive (or soon-to-be) parent, you might want to check out Dawn's website and listen to a few of the previous podcasts, etc. I only recently discovered her, and have only listened to 3 or 4 podcasts.. but they have all been interesting. There are a couple more that I noticed from the past that sound great - such as an interview with Mary Hopkins-Best, who authored "Toddler Adoption" - another highly-recommended book.
Dawn's website: http://www.creatingafamily.com. Click 'Radio Show' for links to stream previous shows.
You can also play her shows off of iTunes or BlogTalkRadio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/creatingafamily.
In other news, I've made the final decision to pull Maya out of her current school. I am visiting other preschools again and looking for the right fit for her. I was referred by her teacher to another Montessori, so I will be checking that out tomorrow. Today I visited a Goddard School - but I tend to feel that is more of a childcare establishment than a preschool. Difficult to go from a true Montessori Elementary School to a childcare facility. Anyhow, the other Montessori has younger kids and smaller class sizes - so it sounds like a possibility. At least I've made a decision. Phew! Need to take care of this change prior to our travel, so it isn't a major issue when we return.
Hope all of you are having a lovely Wednesday! :)