Parenting Your Adopted School-Age Child

Date: November 2020
Parenting Your Adopted School-Age Child

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2020

File Size: 437 KB

This factsheet is designed to help adoptive parents understand and respond to their school-age child's developmental needs. It provides simple, practical strategies you can use to foster healthy development, including approaches for building attachment; addressing trauma, grief, and loss; talking honestly with your child about adoption; acknowledging his or her adoption history; using effective discipline; and enhancing your child's school experience. Because some adoptive families will need extra support to address their children's mental or behavioral health needs, the factsheet also discusses when and how to seek help.

 Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2021). Parenting your adopted school-age child. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.

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