Adoption presentations in first and second grade are easy. Then what?
17 simple and effective ways to bring adoption into the classroom.
Inclusive assignments help your grade-schooler, as well as her classmates, learn about their lives and the world around them.
Fielding questions about adoption at school starts early. Is your child ready?
Sometimes, a behind-the-scenes talk with the teacher better serves your child than a class presentation.
My daughter took a picture of her birth father to school. She proudly showed it and, when asked where he was, said “prison.” Since then, her best friend’s mother has forbid her daughter from playing with her.
Racial bullying is especially harmful. Here are some strategies to help your child cope and respond to racial teasing.
View the replay of the webinar “Adoption at School,” with Brooke Randolph, LMHC, to learn about how adoption may come up in your child’s classroom, and how parents can talk to teachers and prepare their child to respond.
I haven't decided not to tell my daughter's preschool that she was adopted, but, so far, I haven't told.
We asked our Reader Panel: Have your school-age children been assigned any projects that were difficult for adoptees (timelines, genetics, etc.)? How did you handle the situation?
When helping your child get ready for school, what should you be aware of? Adoption experts and fellow adoptive parents offer their input.
When you connect with your child's learning style, you help him feel more at home.
If your child is off to preschool or kindergarten for the first time, you can ease her entry to the wider world outside your home.
After bringing up race and adoption with my children's teachers at the start of each academic year, I always feel worried and hyper-vigilant. But, invariably, they get it.
We’re worried that our daughter, who had trouble with attachment, might struggle as she goes off to college. How can we support her during this time?
When presenting adoption to 10-year-olds, the teacher's cooperation and your child's involvement are key.
We asked AF readers to share their stories. Here's what they said!
With the right props and preparation, my adoption presentation to my son's first-grade class went wonderfully. He was proud to be a part of it, and I was proud of him.
Creative solutions for tricky school assignments, from bringing in a baby picture to the family tree.
How one mother set out to educate her town.