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How to Help Struggling Adopted Children

Feb 03, 2016
By: Kids in the House
It’s common for adopted children to deal with complex emotions. If you notice your child struggling to cope with feelings or acting out at home or school, know that there are things you can do to help. First, you must understand that parenting methods that may have worked on other children might...
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The Adoption Option

Nov 07, 2014
By: Kids In The House
The decision to adopt is an important and rewarding experience for any family. Raising an adopted child not only helps the child, but also helps a family grow. While adopting a child is a great opportunity, it also leads to many questions and some potential challenges. Attorneys, psychologists, and...
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Common Challenges Adoptive Children Face

Aug 15, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Adopted kids are more likely than their peers to experience difficulties at home or at school. By knowing some of the most common challenges they face, you’ll be in a much better position to help guide them through those difficulties. Emotional Issues Adoption and family therapist Jeanette Yoffe...
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Learning How to Discipline Adopted Children

Aug 05, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Adopting a child is one of the most life changing experiences a family can pursue. It’s a significant transition for both the family who is adopting and for the child who is coming into the new home. Understanding the different the needs of adopted children are is key to creating positive dynamics...
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How to Talk to Kids About Their Adoption

Jul 23, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Talking to children about their adoption can be a slippery slope to navigate. They may have many questions or very few. Your child may wish to know the basics, and others may have much deeper, more complicated questions to ask. These conversations will, no doubt, be anxiety provoking for parents,...
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Helping Biological and Adoptive Siblings Bond

Jul 21, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Though openness and communication is important in any parenting situation, it applies even more so when involving adopted children. According to family psychologist John Grienenberger, as with any situation with adoptive children , being candid and forthcoming when discussing adoption is extremely...
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Bonding With Adoptive Children

Jun 26, 2014
By: Kids in the House
There are many concerns when adopting a child. Perhaps the most challenging thing about the process is creating a bond with a newly adopted child . Children who are adopted often come from pasts that were not nurturing of growth or emotional development, and this can create a real sense of unease...
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