When children engage in petty theft, are they beginning a life of crime or just engaged in a naughty prank?
Health & Development in Adopted Children
Tracking your child’s milestones after adoption, knowing what to expect at different developmental stages, and tending to your child’s health and well-being as he or she grows.
We asked our readers: What talent or trait do you see in your child that must be from his or her birth family? Read the answers from adoptive parents.
Tips for parents to help their adopted children cope with a learning disability.
Your guide to identifying medical problems common to internationally adopted children.
The Safe Baby is an easy-to-follow resource that will give busy parents — adoptive or otherwise — peace of mind.
How to survive an early fascination with the birds and the bees.
It can be easier for adopted teens to express anger than the emotions that are often behind it: vulnerability, weakness, or uncertainty. Help your adolescent deal with these complex feelings in more effective ways.
The Internet requires a cautious approach when teens are looking for answers about adoption.
As your teen heads toward adulthood, she'll strive to discover who she is.
How to help your middle schooler cope with curious peers.
"Mom, just drop us off at the corner!"
Babies are demanding little creatures whose needs for food and dry diapers and cuddling and comforting rarely occur only during the day. Here’s how adoptive parents can get ready.
When children are exposed to violence—in their first home, at school, or in the media—it's our job as parents to help them process it. Here's how.
When you're in the process of adopting an infant, there are things you should know about your potential pediatrician. Start with these top queries.
Negotiate a set of fashion "dos" both you and your daughter can live with.
A new study has found that adoptees retain a subconscious knowledge of their birth language and may be able to learn the language more quickly as adults.
There's no reason to introduce pacifiers to older children who've been doing just fine without them.
Our only child is away this week. It's a first for us, 11 busy years after we triumphantly carried our daughter home from the adoption agency.
ADHD is not a male disorder, and yet "most people have the misperception that it's a disorder of hyperactive elementary school-aged boys," says Patricia Quinn, M.D., a developmental pediatrician and director of the National Center for Gender Issues and ADHD in Washington, D.C. So why are girls diagnosed so much later than boys, if at all?
As genetic testing continues to make headlines, more parents are wondering whether a simple cheek swab can teach them something about their child. We help you sort the facts from the hype.