Parenting Adopted Children with Challenging Behavior
Sometimes adopted children will have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, or prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs, all of which can influence how a child behaves. Adoptive parents are faced with understanding what causes their child to behave the way she does and what they can do to help her cope.
Creating a Family has many resources on Parenting Adopted Children with Challenging Behavior. Here are a few of our most recent we think you will find particularly helpful:
- Parenting a Challenging Child: A Collaborative Approach (blog post)
- When Your Child’s Trauma Impacts Your Marriage (blog post)
- The IDEAL Response: How to Maintain Connection When Correcting Your Child (blog post)
- Using Scripts to Build Trust with Foster & Adopted Kids (blog post)
- Taking Care of Yourself When Parenting Harder to Parent Kids (1 hr. radio show w/ expert)
- Practical Tips for Disciplining Children Who Have Experienced Trauma (1 hr. radio show w/ expert)
- Trauma-Informed Parenting: Practical Applications of TBRI (1 hr. downloadable AdoptionEd.org course)
- Suggested Books on Parenting & Child Development and ADHD & Learning Differences for Adoptive Parents
Many more Creating a Family interviews with experts, blogs, and fact sheets on parenting challenging kids can be found at the icons below.
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