Parents are puzzled by their seven-year-old’s new questions and feelings about adoption. Adoption expert Beth Friedberg, LCSW, offers an explanation and talking tips.
My child’s birth mother has a drug addiction. How should I explain this to him? How can I do so without sounding judgmental about his birth mother?
Before the moody teen years, pre-adolescence can present its own challenges for parents. How should you respond to tweens’ questions about adoption or initiate conversation with a preteen who doesn’t seem eager to talk?
Although we knew our South American-born son would face challenges growing up in a predominantly white middle class suburb, we were totally unprepared for what was to come.
Tips for parents to help their adopted children cope with a learning disability.
Writing a journal is a great way to build a stronger sense of self.
Between the ages of six and eight, children begin to ask more sophisticated questions about adoption. Here are some ways to respond.
This straightforward book is perfect for helping parents avoid emotional warfare.
"Mom, just drop us off at the corner!"
When children are exposed to violence—in their first home, at school, or in the media—it's our job as parents to help them process it. Here's how.
A new study has found that adoptees retain a subconscious knowledge of their birth language and may be able to learn the language more quickly as adults.
For the first time, a study compared the health of children who spent time in foster care with those who hadn’t, and it found higher risk levels on several fronts.
When a child has learning problems, often the first step is an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). Here's what you need to know.
"My daughter has greater difficulties with transitions than her friends who were born into their families. If we know a transition is coming, we prepare."
When your preschooler asks questions about adoption, use these age-appropriate answers that emphasize your family's love.
Dr. Jane Aronson shares her own story of adopting a child with developmental delays and reflects on the healing powers of love and permanence.
Why adopt a child with medical special needs? The answers will surprise you and touch your soul.
What you need to know to assess your child's speech and language skills, and how to get help if you suspect trouble.
Why can't my new child sleep?
Inclusive assignments help your grade-schooler, as well as her classmates, learn about their lives and the world around them.