Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS): This term refers to certain birth defects, and serious, life-long mental and emotional impairments that may be suffered by a child as the result of heavy alcohol consumption by its mother during pregnancy. Symptoms of mental and emotional deficits may include... [more
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Nature vs. Nurture
December 24, 2010, 7:57 am
My son is pretty shy, painfully shy actually. His teachers are always telling me how quiet he is and that he is the perfect student because he never makes any noise. Well, he may be perfect (proud mom talking now) but not because he is quiet. He is just so timid he doesn't dare utter a sound.... Getting to Know Me
December 4, 2010, 5:21 pm
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September 16, 2008, 6:35 pm
I was talking with a friend today and we were discussing what it is like to live with a child who has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effects. It is not easy.
There are several behavioral issues that are directly associated with fetal alcohol that drive most parents crazy. Even when...
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