When an adopted child gets most of your attention, it doesn't mean you love your other child less.
Your preschooler pleads for things and refuses to listen. Why is it so hard to set limits?
The transition from foster care to forever family can be difficult on a child. Use these strategies when bringing home an older child.
My little girl didn't fuss, never cried, and was utterly compliant. It was up to us to teach her to shove, yell, and demand — and find her voice.
Daring to parent an older child who has experienced hurt or neglect in the past will help him learn to trust and love.
When you adopt a toddler or an older child, be prepared to encounter some surprising behaviors. Experts and parents share their strategies and successes.
My prison birth could have set me up for a life of failure. But the love of my families has led me to one of resilience and hope.
Parents and experts weigh in on the best ways to get our kids to sleep.
The decision to disrupt an adoption is agonizing. But if it's been made, we must focus on the child's best interests rather than on placing blame, say families and experts.
Our newly adopted baby didn't like to cuddle, and, when needed us, he either banged his head on the floor or screamed at the top of his lungs.
Parents must find a way to enjoy time with their child before they can end defiant behavior.
For some children suffering from sensory integration disorder, sounds are distracting, clothes are itchy, and everyday life is filled with too many unpleasant situations.
Hugging our new dog, my daughter learns that no matter what the behavior, our family is forever.
Readers pick their favorite books to guide parents through the adoption process.
Can a family with a mix of temperaments get along? Here's smart advice for achieving maximum harmony.
Some children regress as a way of escaping to a less stressful time.
Adoptive parents sometimes push their own wishes on their children. But during the teen years, an adolescent may rebel.
Though it is sometimes tough to do, preschoolers need you to set limits.
"Come on, everyone else is doing it."
Try to resist joining in your teen's power struggles.