Different, Yet the Same

As children reach school-age, they may start feeling different from their peers. Here are some strategies parents can use to help them find common ground.

Feeling different can be a problem for young adopted children
Between the ages of six and eight, children want to fit in with and measure up to their peers. At school they observe their friends' families, and realize that their stories are different from those of other kids. They may hear hurtful comments from classmates, or see negative portrayals of adoption in movies or books. Children who used to talk freely and openly may become more private about their adoption stories, just wanting to "fit in." A child adopted transracially ...

Playmates and mentors can help children find common ground.

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