Parenting is the most exciting, challenging, rewarding, emotionally taxing, and, hopefully, joyous role you will ever undertake. (I’m sure you have a host of words to describe parenting that I didn’t use…) My new e-guide, What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween, offers a balanced approach to understanding and supporting adolescents who have been adopted and might might struggle with adoption-related feelings and emotions.
As an adoptive parent you are or will likely be helping your child address the many questions, observations, emotions, and feelings that are often interwoven with having been adopted. These can ebb and flow, but they typically begin to intensify prior to adolescence—when a clearer understanding of just what having been adopted begins to emerge for your child. I have found this to be true with my kids. The majority of adoptive parents I work with have shared that this has been the case with their children as well.
If you wonder about what might be adoption-related and what is directly tied to adolescence; if you seek guidance on how to help your child navigate the feelings and emotions that often go hand-in-hand with adoption; if you would prefer to have examples that resonate with you, What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween is a resource you should have.