If you’re parenting an oppositional child or teen, you probably say “no” a lot. You may say it so often that it’s become your default response, or you may be stuck in the perception that “no” is the healthier option. How can you bring positivity back into your parent-child relationship? | BY LAURA H. WILKINSON
At a recent gathering, an acquaintance made a comment based on the astonishingly misguided and downright vulgar assumption that my child’s birth parents are unworthy or subpar. Here’s how I responded. | BY KAREN HINDHEDE
We may not have heard our children’s very first words, but we’ve heard many others in our journey through infertility and foster adoption—and now, as family. | BY SANDY CARPENTER
Adoptive parents pay tribute to their “adoption heroes,” including a social worker, their child’s birth mother, or their child.