For Adoptive Parents in Evanston

Can We Talk? When Kids Start Asking About Adoption – Thursday, July 18, 2013, 7 p.m.
Can we talk It can happen when you least expect it – your child asks you a question about adoption and you don’t know how to answer it. Join us for a webinar featuring author and adoptive parent Pat Irwin Johnston, who will discuss common questions kids start asking and when; how and when to share the tough stuff; and answering your child’s questions with limited information. Register

Is It An Adoption Thing? – Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 7 p.m. 
webinarDo you struggle to determine whether your child’s behavior is adoption related or just kid’s stuff? In this webinar, led by Dr. Gregory Peck, founder and director of the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio, you’ll learn to identify common challenging behaviors adopted children may exhibit. Dr. Keck will also discuss practical suggestions to help with real life situations and effective and ineffective parenting techniques. Register

Parenting Workshop at The Cradle: When Your Open Adoption is Not What You ExpectedSaturday, September 28, 2013, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.parenting workshop
As time goes on, open adoption relationships can change – for many reasons. But your commitment to your child to carry on this relationship remains. Join Adoption Therapist Judy Stigger and panelists as they discuss how to manage feelings when changes occur; tools to strengthen and rebuild relationships; and strategies to respond to birth relatives when behaviors are not in your child’s best interest. Register

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