If your baby or toddler isnt hitting developmental milestones, help is here—at little or no cost—thanks to Early Intervention services nationwide.
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.
When it comes to the way kids learn, one size definitely doesnt fit all.
It can be a challenge to tear tweens away from their screens for some good old fashioned family bonding—until you try one of these activities!
Many children in foster care have delays in conscience development. A few have no conscience. It is important that parents understand conscience development and identify ways to facilitate growth in this area.
Dr. Teri James Bellis, author of When the Brain Can't Hear, is an audiologist who herself developed APD following an automobile accident. She clearly knows APD from the inside out.
The truth about vaccinations for infants, and how to protect your child.
You may want to postpone elective surgery until your child has been home for four to six months.
Hepatitis B is a contagious virus that can be passed from a mother to a baby at or around the time of birth. It can also be passed from one child to another in an orphanage, through blood or body fluids.
Overindulging our children works to their detriment. Learn whyand howto set limits for your preteen.
It's never too early to introduce your child to the benefits—and joys—of books.
Nurture your child's love of reading with tales that shine a light on diversity and adoption.
When to encourage your child's flights of fancy, and when to insist on truth-telling.
It's a good idea to ask your pediatrician to make a note of your child's Mongolian spots.
Adapted from an article by Deborah Borchers, M.D.
Each of your children has his own talents and abilities. How do you play fair?
One mother shares the special memories she has of bonding with her child during breastfeeding, and the book that helped her figure it out.
I have no idea what percentage of a personality is determined by genes. I don't even know what a percentage of a personality is. But if there's anything I can do to load the dice in my child's favor, I'll do it. Most adoptive parents feel the same. Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents is for us.
What can I do to care for my children's teeth and protect them from future dental problems?
The best ways to promote your preschooler's literacy skills.
When parents expect the worst from their children, they often get it.