Dealing with Adoptee Fears of Loss

Preteen adoptees may develop fears of a parent's death or loss. Here's what may be behind such worries, and ways to talk about them.

How to help kids get over fear of parents death.
Nine- to 12-year-old's have seen disasters in the news and may have experienced the death of an older family member. So it's not uncommon for kids this age to think about the eventual death of their parents. Since preteens understand that death is permanent, they feel anxious when thinking about losing Mom and Dad. But do adoptees who've already experienced the loss of birth parents worry more than other kids about their parents dying? It all depends. Children who were ...

Do adoptees who’ve already experienced the loss of birth parents worry more than other kids about their parents dying?

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