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 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 often the trauma a child experienced before joining your home can also show up in school. We have resources to support adoptive parents whose children are having School Issues as well.
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:
- Tantrums, Meltdowns & Whining, Oh, My! How to Parent Challenging Behaviors (article)
- Four Tips to Teach Self-Soothing Skills (article)
- Supporting Kids with Prenatal Exposure in the Transition to Adolescence and Beyond (article)
- Parenting Kids with Prenatal Exposure (Part 1): Practical Tips (1 hr. podcast w/ expert)
- Parenting Kids with Prenatal Exposure (Part 2): Transitioning Into Adolescence and Adulthood (1 hr. podcast w/ expert)
- A Conversation with Dr. Bruce Perry About Trauma (1 hr. podcast)
- Trauma-Informed Parenting: Practical Applications of TBRI (1 hr. downloadable CreatingaFamilyEd.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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