Adapting School Assignments

Traditional school projects often ask for family details that can make adopted children feel uneasy. But you — and your child's teacher — can help.

Tips on how to achieve adoption awareness in school assignments.
Elementary school teachers often plan assignments or activities that require students to gather or reveal information about themselves. Adopted children sometimes have trouble with these assignments, particularly if they don't have information about their past. But teachers can offer alternatives that let all students participate and learn. Adoption Awareness in School Assignments Sticky assignments may begin as early as kindergarten, when students — learning the concept of "big" and "little" — are asked to compare their birth weight to their ...

Some school assignments ask for details that make our kids feel uneasy. But you — and your child’s teacher — can help.

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