Sunday, November 18, 2012


Written by Kristee Mays
When you are a parent to ANY children, be it biological or adopted, there are many times that you want to tear your hair out in frustration. Whether they are climbing everything in sight, pushing each other over, screaming and running through the house, painting the walls or pulling their diapers off for fun, it's enough to send any parent to a psychiatrist! With me, being a mother of both a biological child and an adopted child, I have found that it is difficult to correct behaviors equally. I suppose that's true in any type of family. For parents of adopted children especially, there is a different approach that either is intentionally or unintentionally made. This can cause your children to compare your love for them based on the way you treat them versus how you treat their sibling. There are so many underlying factors behind each adopted child's life story that need to be taken into account when considering discipline or correction, as well as love and affection. There are some great resources out there to help you achieve the best relationship with your child. Here are just a few:

**Please note that these books apply to different issues, country of adoption and age groups, so make sure you get the appropriate book for your needs. It's best to read the reviews to find the one that best suits you.

A Mother For Chocco by Keiko Kaska
In On It by Elisabeth O'Toole

Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray
The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis

Adoption Parenting by Jean MacLeod
The Family Of Adoption by Joyce Maguire

Parenting the Hurt Child by G. C. Keck and R. M. Kupecky
Raising Abel by Carolyn Nash

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