You spend months or years planning for this child. The paperwork and waiting is finally over. Your child is home! But reality of all this will rear its ugly head when day to day parenting takes over. Your child refuses to sleep. They misbehave in public. He has frequent temper tantrums. Suddenly the responsibility of taking care of this new child seems overwhelming. What are some steps you can take to help you cope?
Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Initial adjustment of a school-age internationally adopted child to the new family
The initial mutual adjustment of an adopted child and the adopting family is an extremely important and stressful period in the life of every participant. What to expect? Is there a way to prepare for it emotionally and physically? It is only reasonable to expect the child to have behavior problems determined by the complexity of the situation.
Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP
Parent Corner: Managing your post-institutionalized child's behavior during study times
This article offers behavior management suggestions for parents of post-institutionalized children who present with symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. It explains how modifications of physical space, session structure, as well as child’s behavior can improve your child's ability to complete homework, work on projects, and prepare for tests.