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Perfectionist children may become overly stressed about tests at school

Learning to Make Mistakes

Learning to Make Mistakes

Some of our kids turn into perfectionists during grade school. Is there a link to adoption?

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a transracially adopted teen heading into school with friends

“On Choosing, or Changing, Schools”

As I weighed diversity, academics, and other factors when choosing schools for my transracially adopted children, I perpetually second-guessed myself. But now that my kids are teens, I’m ready to trust their decisions.

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An adopted child is experiencing stress at school

Alleviating Adoptee Stress at School

Every Sunday evening, at the Gordon house, 10-year-old Kelly began complaining about something. Her pains ranged from stomachaches to sore throats. She said she felt too unwell to go to school the next day.

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How over functioning parents can step back and let kids do homework themselves.

When It Comes to Homework—Are You Doing Too Much?

Battles over homework can disrupt family life any evening of the school week. To lessen the trauma, parents frequently step in to help and occasionally step over the line. We asked Anita Pollic, a fourth grade teacher at Lebanon Christian School in Lebanon, Ohio, about this important topic.

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The Benefits of Homeschooling

Our families are well represented among a diverse national community of homeschoolers for lots of smart reasons.

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Rethinking the Family Tree and Other Tough Assignments

Rethinking the Family Tree and Other Tough Assignments

School projects that focus on family or personal history can be challenging or painful for children who were adopted. Learn why, and what you can do to create a more inclusive environment for the entire class.

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Parents weigh in on talking with the teacher about adoption

Parent-to-Parent: Talking with the Teacher About Adoption

Parents weigh in on talking with their child's teacher and sharing resources at the start of a new school year.

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How to Get an IEP

How to Get Your Child Help at School

When a child has learning problems, often the first step is an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). Here's what you need to know.

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Tips for preparing kids to answer questions about adoption at school

Preparing for Questions About Adoption at School

Before first grade, parents need to teach kids how to respond to unwelcome comments about adoption at school.

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Your child should be in charge of the method of talking about adoption in the preschool classroom

Adoption Goes to Preschool

Sometimes, a behind-the-scenes talk with the teacher better serves your child than a class presentation.

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