After you've formed your family through adoption, there are still areas where additional learning and support may be needed. Parenting in general can be challenging, and parenting adopted children adds another layer of complexity. It is important to understand the impact that adoption has on both you and your child and how it changes throughout your child's lifetime.
Adoption Learning Partners offers courses for families parenting adopted children to learn how to sort through issues and learn new skills. Our courses address topics like talking to your child about adoption, helping your child cope with feelings of grief and loss, and answering questions about your child's heritage and background with sensitivity and respect.
At some point all parents face behavioral challenges with their children. Adopted children have often had unfortunate experiences that may increase misbehavior and make traditional discipline techniques ineffective. Join Phyllis Booth, Founder of Theraplay®, and Mandy Jones, LCSW, JD, certified Theraplay® therapist at the Center for Lifelong Adoption Support, as they provide an empathetic understanding of why negative behaviors occur and discuss tools, techniques and activities that parents can use to tame temper tantrums and create positive relationships.