Author Archives: Carol Peacock

A grade school age boy reading books on adoption

The Best Adoption Books for Eager Readers

The Best Adoption Books for Eager Readers

Now that your grade-schooler is reading on her own, she may rediscover some simple adoption books.

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[Book Review] Red Thread Sisters

A brief review of Red Thread Sisters, an engaging novel your middle-schooler will enjoy.

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The Power of Projective Play

“Come Play with Me!”

Projective play can help kids work out complex feelings about adoption. So, the next time your child says, "Come play with me!" Make sure you say, "Yes!"

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Mommy Far, Mommy Near

[Book Review] Mommy Far, Mommy Near

Mommy Far, Mommy Near-An Adoption Story, by Carol Antoinette Peacock, is exceptional. I really loved the fact that the story is told by a child to other children-the book's readers.

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Talking about birth with your adopted child

Did I Grow in Your Tummy?

Three-year-olds are fascinated by pregnancy and families. Here's how to have a "tummy talk" with your adopted child.

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Parent and child discussing his adoption story

The Adoption Expert? Your Child

Be alert for clues about how much information your preschooler can absorb.

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Your child will have a unique personality

Embracing Your Child’s Personality

Six- to eight-year-olds begin to take on individual personalities — often different from those of their parents.

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