Surprised by your grade-schoolers sudden need for personal space? Don't be. It's normal.
Growing Up Adopted: Parenting School-Aged Children
Practical advice for parenting adopted school-aged children, from ages 6 through 9.
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?”
Finding ways to "give back" as a family can be fun—and rewarding—for 'tweens and parents alike.
Overindulging our children works to their detriment. Learn whyand howto set limits for your preteen.
Each of your children has his own talents and abilities. How do you play fair?
Parents weigh in on talking with their child's teacher and sharing resources at the start of a new school year.
How our children feel about a separation, and how we can help them cope.
Even if you've made a scrapbook or lifebook for your child, kids this age like to tell their own stories. Here's how to help.
Some school assignments ask for details that make our kids feel uneasy. But you — and your child's teacher — can help.
Before first grade, parents need to teach kids how to respond to unwelcome comments about adoption at school.
Your preteen just wants to be cool. But how can he, when he's "different"?
Reassure your child that you are his parent, forever and always.