When Your Children's Abilities Differ

When one child faces academic difficulties, jealousy can occur between siblings. Family activities and one-on-one time can help minimize it.

Academic difficuties can affect self-esteem
As in all families, each child in an adoptive family has unique strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, adoptive families may have children from different backgrounds, or who were adopted at different ages. As children reach school age, their academic strengths and weaknesses become especially apparent. A child who struggles in school requires more help and support from her parents. Meanwhile, her more academically inclined brother or sister may feel jealous at the homework attention a brother or sister receives. Focus on ...

Family activities and one-on-one time can help minimize sibling jealousy.


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