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How To Help Your Adopted Teen With Their Abandonment Issues

Adolescence is a difficult time for any teen, but especially for adopted teens.

Adopted troubled teens who were exposed to emotional trauma in early childhood often have feelings of rejection and abandonment, as well as ...

When Is It Time To Get Help For Your Adopted Teen?

For adopted teens, early childhood emotional trauma and the resulting PTSD can lead to behavioral problems and risky behavior later on.

Adopted troubled teens are often in need of intense therapy, and support from their ...

How to Respond to Blatant Defiance and Anger From Your Adopted Teen

The teenage years are a time of significant brain development, including both social and emotional growth.

It is during this adolescence that teenagers deal with the formation of their own self-identity and their strong need ...

Does Your Adopted Teen Act Out to Fit In?

Adopted teens may or may not have more issues with acting out than any other group of adolescents, but they do often present a different set of problems.

Those problems may often be more severe ...

Adopted Teens and the Startling Numbers of PTSD

Adopted teens often suffer emotional trauma as they enter adolescence.

With the changes in their bodies and the attempts to find their identities, it can naturally lead to confusion, depression, and a lack of trust ...

Adopted Teens and Night Terrors: PTSD and Emotional Trauma Might Be the Cause

Watching adopted teens suffer through repeated episodes of night terrors creates an environment of desperation and helplessness for parents.

As much as you may want to help them through it, night terrors are nothing like ...

Are More Adopted Teens Using Methamphetamines to Numb Anxiety and Depression?

It is well-documented that adopted teens have a greater likelihood of struggling during their adolescent years.

Anxiety, depression and trust issues are quite common as adopted adolescents move toward developing their individual identities. However, one ...

What is It Like to be the Mother of an Adopted Teen With Addiction?

Parents of adopted teens go through many highs and lows during their adolescent years.

However, some of the most trying times come when parents realize that their troubled teens are struggling with addiction. While any ...

Sibling Battles: Are They Harming the Mental Health of Your Adopted Teen?

Parents of adopted adolescents face many challenges that natural parents don’t, and this includes figuring out how to properly deal with the occasional sibling battles that occur.

While it is inevitable that siblings will ...

5 Challenges for Parents of Adopted Teens with Learning Disabilities

According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, 19% of teens with learning disabilities drop out of high school.

That is a frightening statistic for parents who are trying their best to help get their ...