ABOUT THE CHAT
For our first CCI Guest Speaker Chat of the year, CCI was honored to welcome Katie Naftzger. She spoke to CCI members on a Google Hangouts video-chat that will be live-streamed and saved to YouTube.
Ms. Naftzger is a psychotherapist, adoption-specialist, and the author of Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years. She is a Korean-adoptee who has been involved with KAAN (the Korean-American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network) Conference for many years. Join our discussion about social-work as an adoptee and her experience within the adoption community.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 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 future
Parenting in the Eye of the Storm 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 years. (Text Source: https://www.jkp.com/uk/parenting-in-the-eye-of-the-storm-1.html)
FROM THE BOOK
“In some ways you’re starting from scratch. When they were younger, it was about comfort and learning and structure. Now, it’s about preparing them for the future, for adult relationships and responsibilities, and staying connected for the long haul.” —– page 34
Ms. Naftzger’s website: https://adoptiontherapyma.com
Link to Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years on publisher’s site: https://www.jkp.com/uk/parenting-in-the-eye-of-the-storm-1.html
Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Eye-Storm-Adoptive-Navigating/dp/1785927019