Parenting Adopted Teenagers

Parenting Adopted Teenagers

Advice for the Adolescent Years

Book - 2016
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Jessica Kingsley Pub
How can adoptive parents and their teenagers navigate the challenges of the adolescent years?Full of valuable, grounded advice, this guide will help parents to understand the impact of early trauma on a child's development and the specific nature of the changes that occur during adolescence. With tips for coping with common problems, it combines first-hand accounts from professionals, parents and teenagers themselves. It also covers essential topics such as: family and peer relationships, developing healthy intimate relationships, emerging identity issues, and contacting birth family. Accessible and honest, Parenting Adopted Teenagers is an invaluable resource for adoptive parents as well as professionals working with them.
Providing an explanation of the developmental changes which occur during adolescence, and the impact of early trauma on development, this book offers practical advice on how to handle the common challenges of parenting an adopted teenager.

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Staff, a social worker and trainer who specializes in adoption and adoption support and runs training and support groups for adopted teenagers and their parents in the UK, provides advice for parents of adopted children removed from birth families due to safety issues, focusing on the adolescent years. She discusses the influence of trauma, loss, and attachment, as well as the teenage brain; emotional issues; challenging behaviors; managing emotional needs; mental health considerations; maintaining and sustaining family relationships; identity development; peer relationships and early intimate relationships; contact with birth parents; and support for parents. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2016
ISBN: 9781849056045
Branch Call Number: 649.145 STA
Characteristics: 250 p. ;,22 cm.


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