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Top tips from Blame my Brain

We’re in the process of creating a new training course offering practical and emotional advice on parenting adopted teenagers. As part of the research into the course, Social Worker Zoe has been reading the ‘Blame my Brain‘ book, here she tells you the book’s top tips…

  • Tell your teenager you care about them
  • Show your teenager you care with a small gesture: a hug, some praise, a card with a message of appreciation, let them choose a family activity or meal
  • Understand what is going on in your teenager’s brain
  • Hold on to the fact that this stage in your teenagers life is necessary but also temporary, it won’t be forever
  • The use of playfulness and humour is a good way to regulate with your teenager

We look forward to bringing you more details of the course as soon as it’s ready.

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