Attachment Issues when you Adopt a Child Over Two

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Deborah Gray, author of Attaching in Adoption and Nurturing Adoptions, will talk about the special challenges of adopting a preschool aged child and what parents can do to help their child attach and bond.

Highlights of the show (click to expand)
  • How much does age affect a child’s ability to attach?
  • How does age change what children do to create attachment?
  • Does the intellectual awareness of an older child make the transition to an adoptive family more difficult?
  • Do children form attachments with caretakers at an orphanage?
  • How long does it take for adopted children to start to attach to their parents?
  • How old is too old to reintroduce a child to a bottle?
  • How should parents discipline newly adopted children?
  • Can depression issues mimic attachment issues?
  • Secondary adoption after an disrupted adoption
  • How can parents prevent dissociation?
  • Where do you draw the line between attachment and control issues?
  • Do parents experience attachment issues?
  • How important is it to promote attachment through co-sleeping?
  • What is the relationship between attachment issues and ADHD?
  • How can parents best deal with children who over react to simple injuries?

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