Advice for parents from parents on how to navigate explaining adoption to the classroom during back to school season, and beyond!
When it comes to the way kids learn, one size definitely doesnt fit all.
“After my daughter told classmates that she was adopted, they responded that they ‘feel sorry’ for her. What can I do to help?”
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Some school assignments ask for details that make our kids feel uneasy. But you — and your child's teacher — can help.
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