Sometimes school brings tough situations, like teasing, tricky assignments, and nosy questions. When should kids handle things on their own, and when should a parent step in?
Growing Up Adopted: Parenting School-Aged Children
Practical advice for parenting adopted school-aged children, from ages 6 through 9.
How can you help your child answer adoption questions with confidence—and handle any queries that come your way?
As your child progresses through elementary school, she should take more responsibility for handling tricky assignments. Here's how to hand off the reins.
The family tree assignment is a perfect opportunity to answer your child's questions about adoption.
How to help your middle schooler cope with curious peers.
We asked readers, “Have you found any dolls or other toys that reflect your child’s race and/or birth culture that you would specifically recommend?” Here are the top picks.
Picky eating is common in children—and as a parent, it’s probably driving you crazy. Here, simple strategies (like using a cookie cutter!) help make sure your child gets enough to eat.
Some children seem to know the rules naturally, others need a little help.
"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.
Surprised by your grade-schoolers sudden need for personal space? Don't be. It's normal.
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.
Now that your grade-schooler is reading on her own, she may rediscover some simple adoption books.
Battles over homework can disrupt family life any evening of the school week. To lessen the trauma, parents frequently step in to help and occasionally step over the line. We asked Anita Pollic, a fourth grade teacher at Lebanon Christian School in Lebanon, Ohio, about this important topic.
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.
After adopting older children, these parents found that maintaining a family photo album was a useful tool to encourage bonding.
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!
“After my daughter told classmates that she was adopted, they responded that they ‘feel sorry’ for her. What can I do to help?”