An adoptive mother explores adopting her son’s biological sister, but realizes she wouldn’t be able to meet the child’s medical needs. She seeks advice on how to tell her son.
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?
“We would like to find a pediatrician during the adoption process, so we have someone to help guide our decisions. How to do this?”
As the parents of four black children, we drop a small fortune on lotion and products and build time into our schedule to style their hair, all the while questioning whether we know what we’re doing. A recent conversation offered some much-needed reassurance.
Your guide to identifying medical problems common to internationally adopted children.
The Safe Baby is an easy-to-follow resource that will give busy parents — adoptive or otherwise — peace of mind.
When you're in the process of adopting an infant, there are things you should know about your potential pediatrician. Start with these top queries.
One thing about parenthood is practically guaranteed. If your new baby gets sick, it will be in the middle of the night...in a snowstorm. Be prepared with these must-have items.
There's no reason to introduce pacifiers to older children who've been doing just fine without them.
ADHD is not a male disorder, and yet "most people have the misperception that it's a disorder of hyperactive elementary school-aged boys," says Patricia Quinn, M.D., a developmental pediatrician and director of the National Center for Gender Issues and ADHD in Washington, D.C. So why are girls diagnosed so much later than boys, if at all?
As genetic testing continues to make headlines, more parents are wondering whether a simple cheek swab can teach them something about their child. We help you sort the facts from the hype.
There's no one best diaper for baby. Just choose the one that suits your style.
A child who has trouble with speech and language may actually be overwhelmed by sound. Auditory training, though controversial, may help.
If your baby or toddler isnt hitting developmental milestones, help is here—at little or no cost—thanks to Early Intervention services nationwide.
It can be a challenge to tear tweens away from their screens for some good old fashioned family bonding—until you try one of these activities!
Many children in foster care have delays in conscience development. A few have no conscience. It is important that parents understand conscience development and identify ways to facilitate growth in this area.
Under the World Health Organization’s previous definition, infertility was failure to achieve pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Its expanded version will apply to more families.
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.
Dr. Teri James Bellis, author of When the Brain Can't Hear, is an audiologist who herself developed APD following an automobile accident. She clearly knows APD from the inside out.
The truth about vaccinations for infants, and how to protect your child.