"Mom, just drop us off at the corner!"
Families that expand their worlds to incorporate all kinds of cultures help their children develop strong racial identities.
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.
As a teen, your child still needs and wants you to be a strong parent—not in a controlling fashion, but as a reliable authority in his or her life. Read on for 10 ways to establish yourself in this role.
My greatest joy, becoming a mother, happened because both of my children lost the one person no child should have to lose.
“After years of seeming OK about being adopted, my teenage daughter has become sad and angry about it recently. How can I help her deal with her new emotions?”
When children enter a family as older children or teens, or even when older children who are adopted move from one school setting to another, some of the ordinary issues of school life can become complicated for them.
"Adopted Teen Arrested," the newspaper headline reads (never "Birth Teen Arrested"). Is this just another example of sensationalism by the media or do adopted teens get into more trouble than their non-adopted peers?
Some teens are ready to go away to school and hit the books. Others may need different options.
Surprised by your grade-schoolers sudden need for personal space? Don't be. It's normal.
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.
One thing about parenthood is practically guaranteed. If your new baby gets sick, it will be in the middle of the night...in a snowstorm. Be prepared with these must-have items.
Negotiate a set of fashion "dos" both you and your daughter can live with.
Often, the loss of a grandparent will be your child's first experience with death. If a child is close to her grandparent, the loss will be that much harder.
As grade-school kids learn more about adoption, they begin to ask more questions. How do you respond?
Some of our kids turn into perfectionists during grade school. Is there a link to adoption?
A family move can be hard for any child.
Questions from their peers get more complicated for our teens—and their peers' questions may reflect their own worries about adoption.
By now, you and your teen have established a firm family bond. But outsiders may not see it that way.
Your preschooler may hit you with surprising questions at the most unexpected times and places!