Author Archives: Terra Trevor

A couple teen dating

Teens in Search of Romance

Teens in Search of Romance

Families whose friendships cross racial lines send a clear message about whom their kids can date.

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Bonding Over the Family Photo Album

Finding Belonging in Pictures

After adopting older children, these parents found that maintaining a family photo album was a useful tool to encourage bonding.

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Behavior Problems in Adoptive Children

Positive Parenting for Behavior Problems

When parents expect the worst from their children, they often get it.

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“The Dog Who Came to Stay”

"Moments after bringing our new puppy home, I understood that raising this dog would begin to create a history for our new daughter, would lodge her firmly within our family. A family pet conjures notions of family ties, of belonging."

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An adopted child ponders her racial differences

“Am I Really Pretty?”

In asking that question, was our teenage daughter really asking, Who am I? What am I becoming? How am I different from others?

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