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Parenting Adopted Teenagers: Advice for the Adolescent Years
by Rachel Staff
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Providing an explanation of the developmental changes which occur during adolescence, and the impact of early trauma on development, this book offers practical advice on how to handle the common challenges of parenting an adopted teenager. How can adoptive parents and their teenagers navigate the challenges of the adolescent years? Full of valuable, grounded advice, this guide will help parents to understand the impact of early trauma on a child's development and the specific nature of the changes that occur during adolescence. With tips for coping with common problems, it combines first-hand accounts from professionals, parents and teenagers themselves. It also covers essential topics such as: family and peer relationships, developing healthy intimate relationships, emerging identity issues, and contacting birth family. Accessible and honest, 'Parenting Adopted Teenagers' is an invaluable resource for adoptive parents as well as professionals working with them.
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