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Helping Your Adopted Child Navigate Friendships and Peers
Your child may face questions about adoption from classmates, and grapple with “feeling different,” as he or she grows. Find advice from experts on helping your child navigate friendships, nosy peers, and challenges like bullying or exclusion.
Excerpt from Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens, by Debbie Riley.
Want to do something wonderful for your grade-schooler? Hook her up with other kids who were adopted.
“Come on, everyone else is doing it.”
Sometimes growing up means letting go of childhood friends.
Your preteen wants to fit in, but how can she when she’s “different”? AF explains how parents can help.
An adopted teenager may find it easier to open up to an adoptee mentor than to a parent, and mentoring a younger adopted child can bring joy and confidence.