Tag Archives: School-Aged Children

The transition to kindergarten can stress out your child

Letting Go of Mommy

Letting Go of Mommy

How to ease your child's entry to the wider world outside your home.

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Girl fantasizes about her birth parents

Imaginary Birth Parents

Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn't mean he's not spinning stories about them.

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A teen works with a tutor to overcome learning problems

Is College Possible?

It's not uncommon for a child to have different interests — and academic skills — than his achieving parents.

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A father helps his child understand her feelings about adoption

The Good and Bad of Being “Chosen”

How to make sure your child feels good about being adopted.

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Regression can stress you out

When Your Child Acts Like a Baby

Some children regress as a way of escaping to a less stressful time.

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Your child will have a unique personality

Embracing Your Child’s Personality

Six- to eight-year-olds begin to take on individual personalities — often different from those of their parents.

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Many kids create fantasy parents

The Fantasy Parent

Ever heard, "My real mother wouldn't make me do that"? Don't despair. All kids, adopted or not, conjure a fantasy parent from time to time.

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Mother talking about donor insemination

Mommy, What’s Donor Insemination?

How to answer this and other questions about how families are formed.

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Bringing up adoption in school is your family's decision

Is Your Child Ready for School?

She has her backpack, pencils, and notebook. But does she know how to field adoption questions that might come her way?

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