Initiating conversations with children about being adopted can feel scary for parents who want to protect their children from feeling “less .. Read more than.” Learn how to start conversations and introduce concepts without going over your children’s heads. Get ideas and words to use to introduce the concept and details about adoption to your child. This workshop provides research-based tips for understanding a child's point of view and feelings about adoption. You will receive practical guidance on how to create a plan for sharing information and managing the unknowns. We will cover topics including: Handling your own fears, understanding how children understand & experience adoption, why the words we use matter, why beginning with a child’s birth makes sense, how to talk about first/birth parents and answering and anticipating children’s questions, whether they ask them or not. This webinar is appropriate for pre-adoptive parents as well as adoptive parents with young children. Create a plan for initiating a conversation with adopted children about their adoption that includes specific language related to being born, having birth parents and complex circumstances that led to their placement with a new family.
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