The Easy Way Out
There are two main human sins from which all others derive: impatience and indolence. - Franz Kafka Ask anyone to name the chief dangers facing children today, and they're likely to tick off a predictable list - homelessness and malnutrition, poor education and inadequate healthcare. They're not...
The Implications of Culture on Developmental Delay
Developmental delay refers to a lag in development rather than to a specific condition causing that lag. It represents a slower rate of development, in which a child exhibits a functional level below the norm for his or her age. A child may have an across-the-board developmental delay or a delay in... What is Perfect Parenting?
What is perfect parenting? Perfect parenting is parenting with a plan. It is based on action, rather than reaction. Knowledge, rather than chance. Thoughtfulness, rather than anger. Common sense, rather than nonsense. Just as labeling one the "perfect marriage" doesn't mean that both partners are... Adoption Assistance Payments
Introduction On October 2, 1990, the Children's Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services released a Policy Interpretation Question (PIQ) concerning "Title IV-E adoption assistance agreements and the use of a means test" (ACYF-PIQ-90-02). The document responds to several questions...
Honestly Assessing Older Adoption
July 26, 2012, 12:33 pm
To me, choosing to become a parent was not that difficult. I was born to the role. I had known since the age of 19 I was infertile, so deciding to adopt when I met my husband at age 37 was not too challenging a choice. That said, deciding to adopt our three little ones at the age of 51 was... I'll See You One and Raise You Twenty
July 3, 2013, 12:45 am
Someone once told me--someone who raised two biological and two adopted RAD kids--that each RAD kid was equal to twenty biological kids, give or take. This mother was past the actual child-rearing so she could afford to smile sweetly as she said this. True her RAD son was on drugsand she couldn't... Ten Cautions for Those Contemplating "Older" Parenthood
September 26, 2012, 9:37 am
Recently I wrote my Ten Reasons being an Older Parent is a Good Idea . Now, ten days after my respite vacation, I'm still exhausted. So in keeping with my mood du jour, here are 10 cautions for those considering "late in life" parenthood:
Things do change after 50. I get tired more easily...