By talking through possible actions and consequences, you can help your child develop decision-making and long-range thinking skills.
As preteens strive to define themselves, they must work adoption into the story.
Some children seem to know the rules naturally, others need a little help.
I have no idea what percentage of a personality is determined by genes. I don't even know what a percentage of a personality is. But if there's anything I can do to load the dice in my child's favor, I'll do it. Most adoptive parents feel the same. Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents is for us.
The two-year-old we’ve adopted lived with her birth mother, and had never been around men before. She wants nothing to do with my husband, which hurts him greatly.
Adoptive Families sat down for a Q&A with attachment guru Deborah Gray. When will a parent know a bond is in place? How can working parents solidify their connection with a newly adopted child? We asked these questions and more.
Most parents look forward to sharing this time of the year with their children. But less is often more when it comes to holiday activities.
My son and daughter-in-law recently adopted a five-year-old from Ethiopia. They told us we cannot hold, hug, or kiss our grandson.
Using fun and games to connect with your child can reduce stress for both of you and lead to a secure, enjoyable relationship. A leading attachment therapist explains playful yet powerful ways to build lasting bonds.
Anxiety can affect a wide-range of children, even those that seem “well-adjusted.” If anxiety is a problem for your child, try following this expert advice to help him manage his feelings.
The author of Attaching in Adoption has released another book on bonding at any age.
Our children rely on us to guide them through saying goodbye.
When monsters threaten, you can be your child's safe bridge back to reality.
Sometimes growing up means letting go of childhood friends.
With your guidance your teenager can ease into the world of romantic relationships confidently and responsibly.
Be open to the idea that your moody teenager may benefit from counseling.
It's a national issue. Is your child at risk?