How self-care for the brain can help parents adapt to the stresses of raising challenging children
Target – parents who experience stress from parenting children with challenging behaviors.
Adapting to adoption is not just about adding a new child to the family, it’s about learning how the child’s brain has been impacted by the pre-adoption experiences and how the parent’s brain is impacted and even altered by the child’s behaviors.
Impact on the family – the child’s brain is functionally and structurally challenged by the early experiences and, significantly, the parents’ and the siblings’ brains are also altered by the chronic conflict and other issues that arise. The changes present as negative feeling experiences and conflict.