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Talking about the Birth Dad

While adoptive families may openly acknowledge that their child is adopted and talk easily about the how the child joined...

Attachment Disorders

Children living in institutions from an early age, who are rarely touched or spoken to, and don’t receive much cuddling,...

The Excessively Compliant Child

Most adoptive parents know that adopted children can have issues with acting out and testing boundaries and aren’t surprised if...

Masturbation in Preschoolers

Many young children play with their genitals and this is normal behavior for ages 2-6.   Children with poor self-esteem...

Dealing with Behavior Challenges

Adopted children can present a range of behavior challenges from being extremely defiant to overly compliant. These may stem from...

The Gift of ADHD

Modern life requires organization, planning and a never ending rush to get things done. People with ADHD require tools to...

Teaching Kids to be Resilient

Resilience is the ability to overcome serious hardship, adverse childhood experiences and debilitating personal trauma. As a parent, you wish...

Self Advocacy

Adopted children often have learning challenges and their parents can spend a lot of time fighting on behalf of their...

Searching for Birth Parents

Talking about birth parents or about searching for birth parents is often an emotionally fraught topic in adoptive families. Some...

Coping with College

Coping with the senior year of high school and navigating the college application process can be very stressful for all...