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Adoption Parenting Advice & First-Person Stories
Adoption experts offer parenting advice and real parents share personal stories about raising adopted children.
Our toddler bonded very quickly with our immediate family, but she still refuses to allow anyone else to hold her, including our relatives. Is this normal for a two-year-old?
"Come on, everyone else is doing it."
It's not the gifts they'll remember, but the family traditions.
At school, children have to fend for themselves. Here are words they can live by.
Your newly adopted baby needs a safe, stable environment in order to develop trust and bond. Here are ways to keep the chaos of the holidays at bay.
Your preteen wants to fit in, but how can she when she’s “different”? AF explains how parents can help.
Adolescence only lasts a short time — help your child through the rough patches and enjoy watching her grow into an individual.
Sometimes growing up means letting go of childhood friends.
Yes, solo parenting is hard work. But the freedom is good, too.
Many of us want to indulge our children with gifts and leniency. But that's not what kids need.
Answering your parenting questions.
In asking that question, was our teenage daughter really asking, Who am I? What am I becoming? How am I different from others?
Five strategies that will encourage teens to turn the page.
Fantasy play is your preschooler's safe arena to learn about life — and work things out.
They'll each face different issues in their lives. But my daughters will get through them together, as real sisters.
Ronny Diamond discusses introducing conservative views on sex and marriage to your adopted child, without appearing to judge their birth family.
Adopted children fare better if they know other kids who were adopted.
How to ease your child's entry to the wider world outside your home.
When kids find something they love and stick with it, they find their place in the world.