Adolescence only lasts a short time — help your child through the rough patches and enjoy watching her grow into an individual.
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.
Though it is sometimes tough to do, preschoolers need you to set limits.
Six- to eight-year-olds begin to take on individual personalities — often different from those of their parents.
Don't despair; these struggles can actually deepen your bond.
Your preschooler is curious — and so are his peers. Help him get ready for inquiring young minds.
Many of us want to indulge our children with gifts and leniency. But that's not what kids need.
Fantasy play is your preschooler's safe arena to learn about life — and work things out.
As children get older, they come to understand that everyone experiences loss.
When kids find something they love and stick with it, they find their place in the world.
If you're feeling squeamish about disciplining your child, remind yourself why you must.
She has her backpack, pencils, and notebook. But does she know how to field adoption questions that might come her way?
Some children need a little extra babying before they're ready to get on with growing up.
No matter what you do, your preteen is mortified by your presence. What's going on?
Be open to the idea that your moody teenager may benefit from counseling.
Adopted children fare better if they know other kids who were adopted.
It's a national issue. Is your child at risk?
With your guidance your teenager can ease into the world of romantic relationships confidently and responsibly.
Try to resist joining in your teen's power struggles.
Adoptive parents sometimes push their own wishes on their children. But during the teen years, an adolescent may rebel.
In asking that question, was our teenage daughter really asking, Who am I? What am I becoming? How am I different from others?