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How to parent an adopted child

If you are new to adoption, you may not be aware that there is a particular way to parent an adopted children. Research has shown that our children respond best with therapeutic parenting.
 
But what is therapeutic parenting?
 
Therapeutic parenting
 
Therapeutic parenting is a way of parenting a child that has experienced early trauma.
 
It is an attitude to parenting that is focused on being nurturing. This approach will help to develop and build trust between the child and parent.
 
This approach can also support parents in developing and understanding their children’s behaviour. It will help parents to connect with their child before supporting behaviour management.
 
PACE
 
The PACE approach is the foundation of Therapeutic Parenting. It stands for Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity & Empathy. This style of parenting is to develop and strengthen attachment and safety.
 
We encourage all our adopters to use this style of parenting to help adopted children.
 
Books
 
For further information and reading:
 
  • Therapeutic Parenting in a Nutshell  – Sarah Naish

 

  • The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting – Sarah Naish

 

  • The Whole Brain Child  – Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

 

  • Brain Based Parenting – Dan Hughes & Jonathan Baylin

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