#04: How to Talk to Your Kids About Their Story

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Many adoptive and foster parents have questions about how and when to talk with their kids about their stories.

What if your child’s story is really hard? Should you tell them the truth? How old should they be?

Don’t miss this interview with Lisa’s mentor and friend Jayne Schooler. She is an adoptive mom, co-creator (with her husband, David) of Trauma Competent Caregiver training, and author of multiple books related to adoption and foster care.

Click here to download a transcript for this episode.

Jayne's Books

Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families

The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family

Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child, Making Sense of the Past

Journeys After Adoption: Understanding Lifelong Issues

Links Relevant to this episode:

Back2Back Ministries

Hospitious Adoption (free pdf download)

Lisa and Melissa answer this reader question:

We've always homeschooled and assumed it would be best for building attachment with our newly adopted children, but it doesn't seem to be working out. What should we do?

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