Helping Adopted Children Find Their Identities

Twenty years ago, when my husband and I adopted our children from Korea, it was suggested that if we loved them enough they would not crave missin...The latest expert advice is to expose adoptees early and often to their cultures of origin.

Nurturing Sibling Relationships

When my oldest daughter was 7 and her little sister was 5, I told them they could go swimming after finishing a page of homework. After a while, m...It warms a parent's heart to see love between siblings.

Why Do So Many Boys Not Care About School?

Over the last 40 years, the United States has seen a remarkable change in the academic success of boys and girls. In 1970, 58 percent of college g...More and more, it's girls who do well academically and boys who are losing ground.

Getting Kids to Try New and Healthy Foods

"How do I get my child to eat fruits and veggies?" "Is it OK for my child to take a vitamin supplement and then eat anything he wants?" "My child ...Kids picky eaters? Commit to changes to get them to try new foods.

Exploring the Concerns of Adoptive Parents

Twenty-four years ago, when my newly-adopted daughter, Joanna, was about 4 months old, I was reading an article about adoption in the Sunday paper...Do all adopted children feel a life-long "sorrow"?

Steps to Stepfamily Success

Typical multi-home stepfamilies are like intact biological families in many ways. But, they differ structurally, developmentally and dynamically ...Learning to live well in a new family takes time. Everyone has a lot to learn, including how to cope in a new environment.

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