Empowering Kids to Handle Sticky Assignments

When adoption comes up in the classroom, you can't always help your child handle it. Here's how to set up your child to advocate for herself at school.

Managing adoption in the classroom can be daunting for your child
I thought the assignment was appalling. My daughter had to analyze the physical attributes of our family to look for genetic links. Clearly intended for a two-parent family with birth children, the assignment was deeply insensitive to non-traditional families. But despite my outrage, I didn't contact the teacher or the school. Why? Because it was a middle-school biology project. And by the time our kids reach middle school, they need to be handling school assignments mostly on their own. We ...

When adoption comes up in the classroom, you can’t always help your child handle it. Here’s how to set up your child to advocate for herself at school.

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