Some children need a little extra babying before they're ready to get on with growing up.
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.
When kids find something they love and stick with it, they find their place in the world.
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.
Some children regress as a way of escaping to a less stressful time.
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?