When to Share the Hard Parts of Your Child’s Adoption Story

Developmental-Stages-of-AdoptionI just read this about when and how much to tell your child about their history and it blew my mind:

Gratefully, I remember our social worker communicating to us as pre-adoptive parents that ALL difficult elements of our child’s story must be communicated between the ages of 7-11. The amazing Deborah Gray put it best (and perhaps wisest) when she said, “By the time the bras and deodorant come out, it’s too late.” The 7-11 age window is a cognitive time of development in which our children can receive information and process with us as parents before the hormones hit during the teens.

Read the whole piece over at StephanieRosic.com

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