At school, children have to fend for themselves. Here are words they can live by.
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.
"Come on, everyone else is doing it."
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It's not uncommon for a child to have different interests — and academic skills — than his achieving parents.
Be alert for clues about how much information your preschooler can absorb.
Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn't mean he's not spinning stories about them.
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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.
Adolescence only lasts a short time — help your child through the rough patches and enjoy watching her grow into an individual.
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.
Don't despair; these struggles can actually deepen your bond.
Fantasy play is your preschooler's safe arena to learn about life — and work things out.
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?
As children get older, they come to understand that everyone experiences loss.
Some children need a little extra babying before they're ready to get on with growing up.