A parent's role changes when a teen leaves the nest. Here's how to start relating to your child as a young adult, and reinforce your bond.
Growing Up Adopted - Parenting Through Developmental Ages & Stages
As children grow, their behavior and understanding of adoption changes. Below, find parenting advice for different developmental ages and stages.
Now is the time to instill healthy eating habits, in meal choices and snack practices.
Their grandparents' love secures our children a place in the family. Here's how to teach the older generation about adoption.
Telling your child's story in book form can cement his sense of belonging in your family and boost his self-esteem.
Here's how to help your child regain her sense of security when current events trigger hidden fears.
A look at what to expect at different developmental stages of babyhood—and what each stage means for adoptive parents.
AF's best strategies for bonding with your new baby.
"I wonder what I'll look like when I"m grown."
When monsters threaten, you can be your child's safe bridge back to reality.
Terrible twos got you down? Some simple sign language may be able to help you through this tough time.
Want to do something wonderful for your grade-schooler? Hook her up with other kids who were adopted.
How soon after adopting can you transition your child from liquids to solid foods?
Have you been hit by the terrible twos? Sign language can be a great way to help your child communicate their needs before they can speak.
Adoptive mothers have unique questions and concerns. Here's how to get the help–and guidance–you need.
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.
Five strategies that will encourage teens to turn the page.
How to ease your child's entry to the wider world outside your home.
Who can teach an adolescent boy to open up? You guessed it.
If you identify with a religion, it can be another source of support and belonging for your child.