There were about 500,000 kids in foster care in the US in 2009. There were 2.6 million kids in permanent formal kinship care as of 2009, not counting a large number in informal (e.g. not court ordered) kinship care. (Source: AFCARS)
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Children will act up at times; Parents will get frustrated with their children's behavior. It's just part of being a kid and being a parent. As an adoptive family, how do you decide what role adoption and a child's early or prenatal history play in contributing to difficult behavior?
Ain't Misbehavin' helps parents better understand potential causes for challenging behaviors and develop effective adoption friendly discipline plans to address them. By encouraging children to make better behavioral choices, effective discipline results in happier, more connected families.
Worry about nutrition and growth and the resulting power struggles are often top concerns for adoptive and foster parents.
Join Katja Rowell, M.D. as she explores why a child may be struggling, how stress and conflict negatively impact eating and weight regulation, and what parents can do right away to address challenges.