I was reminded recently how helpful W.I.S.E. Up! Powerbook has been in our family life. When my daughter was around two I spoke at an Adoption Conference at Rutgers University in New Jersey. If you don’t know this, let me tell you that the best thing at adoption conferences is the book table! Authors and publishers get together and offer discounts on great books just waiting to join personal libraries. That is where I first saw and purchased W.I.S.E. Up! Powerbook by Marilyn Schoettle.
I remember reading it through initially and realizing that it would be a great tool for my daughter once she entered school. And although I used it some with her in first grade, this year in second grade, she has worked through the book with me and then on her own embracing the tools personally. W.I.S.E. Up the Owl is a fun quirky guide for readers as they process feelings, issues, and topics of adoption. The most helpful tools we use from the Powerbook are ways to respond appropriately to many different questions about adoption.
For those of you who have elementary age adopted children I encourage you to pick this workbook up and began to learn the tools together in order to enable your child to handle any questions – adults or children – have about their personal adoption story.
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