Parenting in the Eye of the Storm [E–pub/Pdf]

Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Katie Naftzger

Free read é Parenting in the Eye of the Storm ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Adult adoptee and family therapist Katie Naftzger shares her personal and professional wisdom in this guide to help adoptive parents remain a calm parental influence in the midst of stormy and erratic teen behavior This guide describes the essential skills you need to help your adopted teen. Many of the scenarios in this book describing adopted teens struggling inwardly and outwardly with issues such as identity belonging confusion anger and respect reminded me of my own tumultuous adolescence Parenting is a tough job but parenting an adopted teen brings with it certain uniue challenges Katie delivers clear and practical parenting strategies based upon years of clinical practice as well as her own personal experience as an adoptee to help parents navigate through these challenges Parents will learn skills that build sensitivity empathy respect and connection to their teen while increasing their ability to set adoption sensitive limits Parents adoptive and non adoptive will find this book a valuable resource as they strive to teach their teen responsibility in such a way that empowers rather than shames I only wish that my parents had had a copy when I was teen

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Free read é Parenting in the Eye of the Storm ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Torm contains invaluable insights for adoptive parents and simple strategies you can use to prepare your adopted teen for the journey ahead and strengthen the family bond in the process It provides answers guidance and understanding working as a road map through the tempestuous teenage year. I belong to a few FB pages related to adoption and adoption parenting especially transracialinternational adoption The author herself Katie Naftzger who is an adult Korean adoptee as well as a psychotherapist and adoption specialist saw one of my posts and recommended her book in reply to a uestion I had asked I m so glad I had the chance to read this as I found myself highlighting lots of sections which really resonated with meeither descriptions of feelings my teen might be experiencing or parenting tips that I will be attempting to incorporate As a WAP white adoptive parent I know it is my responsibility to support and guide my child as well as to provide her with safe and unconditional love Parenting isn t easy but neither is growing up as a POC with white parents in a country that she was not meant to grow up in This book was very informative and helpfulnow it s up to me to put it to good use If you are an adoptive parent of a teenager I highly recommend reading this bookit makes a lot of sense and may help you to help your child

Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Katie Naftzger

Free read é Parenting in the Eye of the Storm ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Confidently face the challenges of growing up and outlines four key goals for adoptive parents· To move from rescuing to responding· To set adoption sensitive limits and ground rules· To have connecting conversations· To help your teen envision their futureParenting in the Eye of the S. Parenting in the Eye of the Storm by Katie Naftziger LICSW has written a readable and practical book Katie is both a therapist and a transracial adoptee originally from Korea Her book subtitled The Adoptive Parent s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years offers insight encouragement and strategies for families Adam Pertman President and CEO of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency in his introduction to the book opines Whys wasn t it Katie s book around when my wife and I needed it No Joke I experienced a similar sentiment while reading it While this book is widely applauded by seasoned professionals adult adoptees also chime in to praise Katie s book Their perspective speaks volumes to me who understands adoption better than the adoptees that are living it As an adoption coach and a parent whose family weathered some extremely turbulent times I can also add my voice to those who say that Katie has created an important book If you are parenting teens now or will be in the future this book offers a welcome resource for navigating the challenges of this stage of parenting If your children are younger begin now to master the skills she outlines It just may smooth the path ahead for you and your child Overwhelmed parents will appreciate both her clarity and practicality and also her brevity Katie conveys her insights and strategies concisely Parenting in the Eye of the Storm packs a lot of value into 160 pages This is a book which parents will refer to again and again Among several premises presented in the book Katie suggests that adoptive parents need to master four skills UNRESCUING your adoptive teen Are you exhausted from being expected to be the EMT to the rescue at a moments notice Want to nurture your teens capabilities for their sake and yours If so this skill will interest you Setting adoption sensitive limits Because you re committed to Adoption attunement and are trauma informed do you struggle to balance empathy with accountability responsibility and respect If so this skill will interest you Having connected conversations Do you struggle to have conversations which create intimacy instead of eye rolls and annoyance If so this skill will interest you Helping your teen envision their future Do you sense that both you and your teen have some ambivalence about their fledging the nest Does the history of grief and loss which has touched the family color your thoughts beliefs and concerns consciously or unconsciously If so this concept will interest you Do you see a pattern here Katie understands what adoptees and their families are facing She s been there Her insights offer hope and compassion not judgment She presents her ideas in an inviting and approachable way She s not looking to scapegoat or criticize she s committed to increasing capabilities awareness and nurturing healthy families Respect and loving boundaries are an integral part of the structure of a steady family Ironically parents sensitized to adoptee losses and triggers many times flounder in their ability to establish these important guard rails The sample conversations offer insight and ideas on how to master this skill The dialogs feel natural not rehearsed or overly contrived They sound like words parents might actually speak and teens might actually hear Naftziger also highlights the importance of parents nurturing the natural inclinations and talents of their adopted children We all know kids listen to and learn from our example than our lectures In the absence of direct information to the contrary our kids may infer that the only acceptable future for them is one that mimics their adoptive parents path This can create a significant double bind for them especially if they ve been adopted into a family whose talents and past patterns diverge from the innate talents and inclinations of the adoptee If a family whose highest passion is sports adopts a child who inclines to the cerebral and abstract there is a danger the child will feel that he can never meet the expectations of his parents Even worse he may never feel permitted to become his authentic self Naftziger asks adoptive parents to examine how well they are helping their child identify their innate talents and how clearly are they encouraging and valuing those aptitudes We want our kids to know that we love and accept them for themselves not for some cartoon imitation of an idealized parental fantasy Think back to when we were teens struggling to figure out how to carve a future for ourselves Imagine how much harder it would have been if our parents insisted overtly or covertly that even though we had zero interest in mathematics we had to become an actuary or some similar disconnect between our talents and our parents plans It is certainly a parent s duty to encourage children to plan for the future and work to bring that future to fruition We must ensure that our child s dream is genuinely their dream and not their interpretation of what they believe our dream for them is We often talk about being sure to take the time to care for yourself and your relationship with your partner This book just might be a significant part of that self care Check out Parenting in the Eye of the Storm I believe you and your teen will be glad that you did Marshall all your resources to prepare you for the parenting task at hand The prepared you feel the easier it will be to stay calm and Intentional in the midst of the storm In addition to reading pertinent books attending workshops and chatting with other adoptive parents partner with a an adoption coach like GIFT andor an adoption therapist Gayle H Swift ABC Adoption Me


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  1. says: Parenting in the Eye of the Storm [E–pub/Pdf]

    Parenting in the Eye of the Storm [E–pub/Pdf] Many of the scenarios in this book describing adopted teens struggling inwardly and outwardly with issues such as identity belonging confusion anger and respect reminded me of my own tumultuous adolescence Parenting is a tough job but parenting an adopted teen brings with it certain uniue challenges Katie delivers clear and practical parenting strategies based upon years of clinical practice as well as her own personal experienc

  2. says: Parenting in the Eye of the Storm [E–pub/Pdf] Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Katie Naftzger Katie Naftzger ☆ 6 Summary

    Parenting in the Eye of the Storm [E–pub/Pdf] Parenting in the Eye of the Storm by Katie Naftziger LICSW has written a readable and practical book Katie is both a therapist and a transracial adoptee originally from Korea Her book subtitled “The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years” offers insight encouragement and strategies for famili

  3. says: Parenting in the Eye of the Storm [E–pub/Pdf]

    Parenting in the Eye of the Storm [E–pub/Pdf] I belong to a few FB pages related to adoption and adoption parenting especially transracialinternational adoption The author herself Katie Naftzger who is an adult Korean adoptee as well as a psychotherapist and adoption specialist

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    Katie Naftzger ☆ 6 Summary Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Katie Naftzger Free read Parenting in the Eye of the Storm Great book Good one to re read on a regular basis

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