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Back to School Tips for Adoptive Families

Bringing Up Adoption at School

Bringing Up Adoption at School

Advice for parents from parents on how to navigate explaining adoption to the classroom during back to school season, and beyond!

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Rethinking the Family Tree and Other Tough Assignments

Rethinking the Family Tree and Other Tough Assignments

School projects that focus on family or personal history can be challenging or painful for children who were adopted. Learn why, and what you can do to create a more inclusive environment for the entire class.

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Parents weigh in on talking with the teacher about adoption

Parent-to-Parent: Talking with the Teacher About Adoption

Parents weigh in on talking with their child's teacher and sharing resources at the start of a new school year.

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definition of family

“A Different Definition of Family”

I am the white, single mother of an eight-year-old Asian girl, whom I adopted when she was six days old. As you can imagine, I have given a lot of thought to "the daddy question."

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How to Get an IEP

How to Get Your Child Help at School

When a child has learning problems, often the first step is an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). Here's what you need to know.

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Tips for preparing kids to answer questions about adoption at school

Preparing for Questions About Adoption at School

Before first grade, parents need to teach kids how to respond to unwelcome comments about adoption at school.

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An adopted child considers his family tree

A Forest of Family Trees

Inclusive assignments help your grade-schooler, as well as her classmates, learn about their lives and the world around them.

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Parenting adopted teens will have its ups and downs

Special Report: Adoption & Teens — The Psychological Background

Adolescence is tough, but don't worry: our adopted kids' experiences will usually fall well within the bounds of typical teen development.

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Auditory processing disorder can make it difficult for children to focus in school

A Labor to Listen: Auditory Processing Disorder

If the sounds of the world are too much for your child, he may have an auditory processing problem. Learn how to figure it out and find help.

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