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School Projects: Empowering Adoptees to Self Advocate

Stepping Back at School

Stepping Back at School

As your child progresses through elementary school, she should take more responsibility for handling tricky assignments. Here's how to hand off the reins.

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How children view adoption changes as they grow

Adoption Through a Child’s Eyes

By tuning in to what children understand about adoption at different ages, our talks become richer, more intimate, and ultimately more effective.

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Conscience development

Conscience Development in Preschoolers

Many children in foster care have delays in conscience development. A few have no conscience. It is important that parents understand conscience development and identify ways to facilitate growth in this area.

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Teaching Kids Manners

Teaching Kids to Say Thanks

What do you do when your three-year-old announces that he doesn't like the new socks your mother gave him as a gift? Or he's too busy devouring a cookie to show his appreciation for it?;

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Emotional Regulation

Teaching Emotional Regulation to Preschoolers

Little ones can be overwhelmed by excitement during the holidays. Here's how to help your preschooler regulate her emotions.

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Explaining adoption to preschoolers should stay mostly light-hearted

What Preschoolers Can Understand About Adoption

When your preschooler asks questions about adoption, use these age-appropriate answers that emphasize your family's love.

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Playing: helping preschoolers understand adoption

Helping Preschoolers Understand Adoption

Through normal, imaginary play, children in the preschool years can conquer their fears, conjure their birth mothers, and learn to understand their stories.

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Children will start to have adoption questions in preschool

Budding Curiosity – Adoption Talks with Preschoolers

AF takes you inside the mind of your preschooler, and offers tips for answering their first questions about adoption and talking about how you became a family.

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Your child should be in charge of the method of talking about adoption in the preschool classroom

Adoption Goes to Preschool

Sometimes, a behind-the-scenes talk with the teacher better serves your child than a class presentation.

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Introducing adopted child to family

Family, Far and Near

Planning a trip to see second cousins or great aunts? Before you travel, help your child and relatives expand their conceptions of family.

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Tips for discussing race with preschoolers

Helping Your Preschooler Feel Good About Race

Preschoolers are starting to notice racial differences. Adoptive parents have a responsibility to talk about them.

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A child learns about adoption birth stories.

“Was I Alone in the Hospital?”

Seeing where she was born—where she stayed with her birth mom and where we met her—gave my daughter greater confidence in her adoption story.

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A child engages in imaginary play

Flights of Fantasy

Imaginative play can bring your preschooler hours of fun — and offer a window into her adoption story.

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