Growing Up Adopted: Parenting School-Aged Children


Practical advice for parenting adopted school-aged children, from ages 6 through 9.

Your child will have a unique personality

Embracing Your Child’s Personality

Embracing Your Child’s Personality

Six- to eight-year-olds begin to take on individual personalities — often different from those of their parents.

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Bringing up adoption in school is your family's decision

Is Your Child Ready for School?

She has her backpack, pencils, and notebook. But does she know how to field adoption questions that might come her way?

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Coversations about birth mothers can be emotional

A Death in the Family

As children get older, they come to understand that everyone experiences loss.

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A preteen struggles with his identity

When Kids Find Mom Embarrassing

No matter what you do, your preteen is mortified by your presence. What's going on?

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