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. A few we think you will find particularly helpful are:
- Trauma-Informed Parenting: Practical Applications of TBRI (1 hr. radio show/podcast with an expert)
- Practical Tips for Helping Kids De-Escalate (1 hr. radio show/podcast with experts)
- De-Escalation Techniques For Parents of Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma (1 hr. radio show/podcast with experts)
- 5 Sanity Saving Tips for Kids with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) (blog post)
- Parenting the Easily Frustrated, Inflexible Child (blog post)
- Suggested Books on Parenting & Child Development and ADD & Learning Differences for Adoptive Parents
Many more Creating a Family radio interviews with experts, videos, blogs, fact sheets, and Q and A’s with Experts on parenting challenging kids can be found at the icons below.
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