Teen Adoption Issues - Parenting Troubled Teens

Parenting the Adopted Child

A troubled teen's problems with adoption may extend to early childhood, and may be displayed through various behavioral and therapeutic issues. This not only puts a strain on parents, but it underscores potentially catastrophic behavioral relationship problems for many teens adopted into loving families, but who struggle to reciprocate the love extended to them. There are various exceptional programs for parenting adopted teens. But in addition, inexpensive and FREE HELP for you and your troubled teen exists.

With proper intervention and your commitment, you can give your adopted teen
a greater chance at success ... for happiness ... for life.

Is your teen's life in chaos due to a struggle with adoption problems and/or any of the issues below? Is your family life in chaos? Are you looking for FREE or inexpensive help? Use the Contact Link on the right.


    Does Your Teenager Struggle With the Following?

  • Family Conflict, Argumentative, Abusive Behavior
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Can't Accept "No" For an Answer
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Never at Fault - Shifts Blame to Others
  • Uncontrollable Anger - Poor Emotional Control
  • Can't Accept Feedback - "Above the Law"
  • Manipulative - Pits Parents Against Each Other
  • Lying - Stealing - Sneaky Behaviors
  • Lack of Motivation - Lazy - Resists Tasks
  • "I hate you," attitude
  • "You can't make me," attitude
  • Substance Abuse - Alcohol or Drugs
  • Skips School - Truancy
  • School Suspensions - Authority Problems
  • Grades Have Fallen - Academic Problems
  • Can't Keep Friends - Peer Problems
  • Legal Problems - Facing Justice
  • Fighting - Violence and Aggression
  • Gang Involvement & Glorification

    Has there been a diagnosis of a disorder?

  • Danger to Self or Others
  • Runs Away or AWOL
  • Conduct Disorder - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Poor Choice of Friends - Easily Misled
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Bipolar Disorder - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Low Self-Esteem or Poor Self-Image
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide (Ideation)
  • Drug Abuse or Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse or Addiction
  • Smoking or other Tobacco Use
  • Sexually Active - Risky Behavior
  • Cutting - Self-Harm or Mutilation
  • Adoption Issues - Associated with RAD
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Learning Disabilities - Diagnosed?

If your teenager is struggling with any of these issues, get FREE help now.
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Adoption Issues & Parenting Troubled Teens

Parenting awareness: A troubled teen may be suffering from adoption issues if he/she is withdrawn from others, is daydreaming in school, or displays shifts in academic performance (falling grades, not completing homework assignments). Often teens struggling with adoption issues have angry outbursts, temper tantrums, show aggressiveness with siblings, peers, or adults. They may also experience anxiety, fearfulness, difficulty being away from parents, and may struggle with changes in eating or sleeping habits.

Among the most difficult issues for adoptive parents is the fact that their troubled teen may be merely displaying symptoms of deeper, more important problems. Yet the need to address inappropriate behavior (the symptoms) increasingly burries the core issues beneath deeper and deeper conflicts.

Sadly, the teen may be experiencing attachment problems, grief/loss issues, etc., and may truly be in need of therapeutic help. At this critical time, when the teen's behaviors may seem to be crying for swift and absolute punishment, Michael Behning (through his Strong Model Workshops) counsels patience and proper, therapeutic intervention.

Your greatest ally in such a situation, beyond the members of your family, is a good family therapist who specializes in adoption issues, as well as grief/loss and attachment disorder. He/she can assist in diagnosing and effectively helping your troubled teen. You may also find support and insight from workshops and support groups, many of which are free, through services such as those found with InsightPros.

InsightPros' workshops and seminars provide insight into a powerful form of interaction and intervention that is far more appropriate for teens struggling with adoption issues than traditional "consequence and reward" based parenting. InsightPros helps parents discover new and unique ways to work with their troubled teens.

If possible, the Strong Model workshops (and other resources on InsightPros) will help you avert sending your child away due to the symptoms of teen adoption issues. In addition, your insight and experience with adoption issues would be a welcome contribution to InsightPros' workshops and forums. Your background and the expertise of our facilitators in working with parents and teens would bring added value to you, as well as fellow participants.


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