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Growing Up Adopted: Parenting School-Aged Children
Practical advice for parenting adopted school-aged children, from ages 6 through 9.
We want our children to do well—but we also want them to enjoy being kids. How do we help them strike a balance?
Do adoptees who've already experienced the loss of birth parents worry more than other kids about their parents dying?
Pre-adolescents have special needs in a foster care placement. Our expert provides tips on how to make the transition to an adoptive home a little easier.
Many adoptive parents mistake talking about the culture or place their child is from is enough. Learn why talking about birth parents matters.
Playmates and mentors can help children find common ground.
Children need to know their full stories before the teen years. Why, and how, to explain troubling information.
Your child's birth mother looms large in her imagination now. What's your grade-schooler really thinking?
An adopted child may imagine life with her birth parents as "the road not taken." Parents should share what they know and support exploration.
Here's how to help your child regain her sense of security when current events trigger hidden fears.
"I wonder what I'll look like when I"m grown."
Want to do something wonderful for your grade-schooler? Hook her up with other kids who were adopted.
Some children regress as a way of escaping to a less stressful time.
Ever heard, "My real mother wouldn't make me do that"? Don't despair. All kids, adopted or not, conjure a fantasy parent from time to time.
We want the best for our children — and sometimes that means saying no.
How to ease your child's entry to the wider world outside your home.
At school, children have to fend for themselves. Here are words they can live by.
"Come on, everyone else is doing it."
Sometimes growing up means letting go of childhood friends.
Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn't mean he's not spinning stories about them.