Parenting Adopted Children with Challenging Behavior
Sometimes adopted children will have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, or prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs, which can influence how a child behaves. Adoptive parents are faced with learning what causes their child to behave the way she does and what they can do to help her cope.
It’s useful to note that the trauma a child experiences before joining your home can also show up in school. We have resources to support adoptive parents whose children also have School Issues.
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:
- Keeping Your Cool When Your Kids are Losing Theirs (article)
- Lying & Stealing: How to Parent Challenging Behaviors (article)
- Practical Ideas to Boost Your Child’s Social-Emotional Learning (article)
- Parenting the Challenging Child While Maintaining Attachment (1 hr. w/ expert)
- Helping Autistic Kids Shine (1 hr. podcast w/ expert)
- How to Raise an Intense Child (1 hr. podcast w/ expert)
- Suggested Books on Parenting & Child Development and ADHD & Learning Differences for Adoptive Parents
Many more Creating a Family podcasts, articles, and fact sheets on parenting challenging kids can be found at the icons below.
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