Happy Birthday-or is it?
“It’s not uncommon for adopted children, teens, and even adults to have conflicting feelings about birthdays.” Birthdays can be triggers for grief in children, who may exhibit a number of different reactions ranging from; sad to angry, or indifferent. Challenging behaviors may be misunderstood and difficult to deal with. What your child needs is validation and understanding.
How Parents Can Help Adopted Children Navigate Birthdays