A child who has trouble with speech and language may actually be overwhelmed by sound. Auditory training, though controversial, may help.
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.
Early Intervention: Spotting Problems in Your Child’s Development
If your baby or toddler isnt hitting developmental milestones, help is here—at little or no cost—thanks to Early Intervention services nationwide.
How to Understand Your Child’s Learning Style
When it comes to the way kids learn, one size definitely doesnt fit all.
Family Activities (That Don’t Involve Screens)
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!
Conscience Development in Preschoolers
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.
[Book Review] When the Brain Can’t Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder
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.
When Should My Child Be Vaccinated?
The truth about vaccinations for infants, and how to protect your child.
When Should You Schedule Surgery?
You may want to postpone elective surgery until your child has been home for four to six months.
Ask AF: What Adoptive Parents Need to Know About Hepatitis B
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.
How NOT to Be an Overprotective Parent
Overindulging our children works to their detriment. Learn whyand howto set limits for your preteen.
The Benefits of Reading to Your Child
It’s never too early to introduce your child to the benefits—and joys—of books.
The Joy of Board Books
Nurture your child’s love of reading with tales that shine a light on diversity and adoption.
Make Believe or Lies?
When to encourage your child’s flights of fancy, and when to insist on truth-telling.
Misunderstanding Mongolian Spots
It’s a good idea to ask your pediatrician to make a note of your child’s Mongolian spots.
List of Recommended Post-Arrival Medical Evaluations
Adapted from an article by Deborah Borchers, M.D.
Honoring Different Talents and Skills Among Siblings
Each of your children has his own talents and abilities. How do you play fair?
Adoptive Breastfeeding with Supplemental Nursing
One mother shares the special memories she has of bonding with her child during breastfeeding, and the book that helped her figure it out.
[Book Review] Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents
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.
Ask the Doctor: Dental Care for Kids
What can I do to care for my children’s teeth and protect them from future dental problems?
Ready to Read
The best ways to promote your preschooler’s literacy skills.