Author Archives: Joni Mantell, LCSW

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Ask AF: Preschooler Grieving After a Failed Match

Ask AF: Preschooler Grieving After a Failed Match

Answers to your parenting questions.

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Disciplining your adopted child

Real Parents Provide Discipline

Setting limits can be tough for parents–but it's important to discipline our children anyway.

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Alleviating children's financial worries

Alleviating Children’s Money Worries

The recession is a grown-up problem, but kids may be having money-related concerns of their own. Here's how to calm their fears.

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Is your adopted child ready for sleep away camp?

Can My Child Handle Sleep Away Camp?

Parents wonder if preteens will experience separation anxiety at sleep away camp. Learn how to tell if yours is ready, and then ease the transition.

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How to help your adopted child relax her drive for perfection.

When Kids Worry About Being Perfect

We want our children to do well—but we also want them to enjoy being kids. How do we help them strike a balance?

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How to help kids get over fear of parents death.

Dealing with Adoptee Fears of Loss

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

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A girl engaging in a birth parent fantasy

Birth Parent Fantasies — and Fears

An adopted child may imagine life with her birth parents as "the road not taken." Parents should share what they know and support exploration.

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