Tweens, Teens & Beyond

Are you an adoptive parent facing the challenges of raising tweens and teens?

Navigating through these crucial ages can be challenging for any parent, but adoptive parents face unique challenges that only other adoptive parents are likely to understand.

That’s why I created Parenting Your Adopted Child: Tweens, Teens & Beyond, a four-week a course that focuses on helping adoptive parents support adopted tweens and teens as the entire family navigates the sometimes tumultuous inner and outer terrain of growing up.

In Tweens, Teens & Beyond we’ll explore, reflect on and share the unique challenges of adoptive parenting. The class provides valuable information you can put to immediate use and encourages free and frank discussion of parenting adopted tweens and teens.

By the time you are done with the course, you’ll learn:

  • How to process the losses that are inherent in the adoption process
  • How to openly discuss the topic of adoption with your child
  • How to help your child become emotionally unstuck, if and when this happens
  • How to manage feelings of rejection, guilt and shame
  • How to support your child’s quest for identity and self-esteem

What Do Parents Say About Me and My Classes?

“Parenting Your Adopted child was helpful. I began to understand some of my daughter’s reactions and  handled them differently than becoming reactive myself.”  ~ Michelle

“Judy is great to work  with.”  ~ Kate

“…she is a valuable resource, because she listens. She hears and she doesn’t judge.” ~ Debbie

“Great insight and ideas! I wish this class had been available when my daughter was younger.” ~ Barbara

“…this was a very good start to the conversations on parenting teens and tweens…. I gained some new insights into ways I can help (my daughter) as she deals with various issues over the next few years.  I also received validation on some of the ideas and methods I am already employing which is of great comfort.”   ~ Melanie

“Judy knows what parents could be dealing with. I took away some great ideas and confidence.”  ~ Mike

Join Me In An Upcoming Class: (*Classes fill quickly and are limited to six participants, so register early.)

Dates being announced soon.

You can find out more and register here.