The Family Tree

When children are assigned the family tree project, they may struggle with what to include.

The Family Tree Assignment at School for Adopted Children
Teachers rarely recognize the dilemma the family tree — an age-old assignment — poses for most adoptive families. Your first impulse is to defend your child, but you can turn it into a positive experience for her —and your family. By age eight, kids understand that they really have two family trees, whether their adoption is open or closed. In open adoptions, a child has options. I recommend talking with your daughter about various approaches, all of which can lead ...

Your child was just assigned the family tree in school. What now?


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