When questions about adoption start circulating at my son's school, I step in with a tried-and-true presentation.
Adoption at School: Questions from Peers, the Family Tree, and More
Expert advice and personal stories about adoption at school—from talking with the teacher about adoption to preparing your child to answer questions from classmates to adapting the family tree and other sticky assignments.
Should you tell the teacher that your child was adopted? What happens when your child doesn't share your ability to learn? Parents share advice and offer support on these and other questions.
The end of the school year can be stressful for children and parents. Here’s a guide for making it a smoother transition.
Parents should expect school assignments that are difficult for their children. So be prepared.
AF readers share their tips and tricks for bring adoption to their kids' classrooms.
Answers to your parenting questions.
Your child was just assigned the family tree in school. What now?
In part four of our family's adoption odyssey, our daughter grapples with her learning disability.
Children's literature can be particularly helpful in opening up conversations on difficult topics. An adoptive mom reviews four books about bullying.
An adoptive mom and teacher reviews The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, a book about how parents and teachers can recognize and help break the cycle of bullying.
Though many schools support the ideas of diverse families and multiculturalism, adoption is rarely mentioned as one of the differences to be considered or part of a school curriculum. This book seeks to change that.
Raising adoption awareness at school can protect your child from thoughtless remarks and benefit classmates, teachers, and the school community. Just be sure to tread lightly and respect boundaries, especially your child’s.
When adoption comes up in the classroom, you can't always help your child handle it. Here's how to set up your child to advocate for herself at school.
Teachers are facing increasing demands in the classroom, so it's up to you to take the necessary steps to make sure your child's needs are met.
For children with learning disabilities, early intervention can make the difference.
An adoptive parent asks how to react to her middle schooler’s assignment to write a report about his birth. Adoption at school expert Lansing Wood offers guidance on speaking with the teacher.
From requests for baby pictures to making family trees, adopted kids face challenges in the classroom. Here's how to help.
When it comes to adoption, instructors need to check their curriculum and their stereotypes.
Starting school is exciting for kids, but it can also be a little scary. A mother of two shares her experiences and some tips on how to cope.
She has her backpack, pencils, and notebook. But does she know how to field adoption questions that might come her way?