The Older Child and Second Language Acquisition
Before traveling to China, many new parents struggle to learn a few words of Chinese. Some want to speak with the Chinese people they will meet and some want to communicate with their new child. But the bottom line is that Chinese is not an easy language to learn and it can prove quite frustrating....
What to Do When Your Child is Being Bullied
"My stomach hurts too much, Mum. I don't think I can go to school today. " Ten-year-old Ian is lying on his bed, his face to the wall. As she watches her son, April decides it's time to address the problem. "Ian," she says, "this is the fourth time this month that you have... PATHFINDER - A System of Recovery for Parents
Pathfinder: Tools for Raising Responsible Children - Section 2 A. What's it Mean? P Parenting - Parenting principles based on the TEA system by which we change our T houghts, E motions, and A ctions to healthy rational and realistic ways of interacting with our children. A ... Shea's Search Series
A discussion on making the decision to search wouldn't be complete without some background information about who searches in general, and why. Studies are being conducted every year, and certainly yesterday's data does not apply to today in the ever-changing world of adoption search, but a careful...
Self-Confidence and Self-Criticism Are Naughty Twins
Just the mention of "self-confidence" can stir an assortment of emotions. It sounds so essential to well-being, doesn't it? Who wouldn't want more self-confidence in his or her life? Actually, quite a few people. Let me explain. Stymied by Self-Obsession?
Just the mention of "self-confidence" can stir an assortment of emotions. It sounds so essential to well-being, doesn't it? Who wouldn't want more self-confidence in his or her life? Actually, quite a few people. Let me explain. Pietersen says his confidence is mistaken for arrogance
(Reuters) - England batsman Kevin Pietersen believes his self-confidence is often perceived as arrogance but says he can live with that public image. The 33-year-old batsman, who left his native South Africa to pursue cricket in England, will be playing his 100th test match at the Brisbane Ashes... Cricket-Pietersen says his confidence is mistaken for arrogance
England batsman Kevin Pietersen believes his self-confidence is often perceived as arrogance but says he can live with that public image. The 33-year-old batsman, who left his native South Africa to pursue cricket in England, will be playing his 100th test match at the Brisbane Ashes opener...
Summer Camps for Children with Communication Disorders
May 2, 2008, 6:37 pm
If you havenít already made your summer camp reservations for your children then you had better get started. Many of the best summer camps are already filled up for prime weeks and placing children on waiting lists, incase someone cancels. Some of the specialty camps may only offer one or two... Thursday Thirteen: Things I Don't Want for My Relinquished Daughter
March 6, 2008, 8:47 am
Wow, the weeks are just flying by anymore. It's Thursday again . Time for another list of thirteen things that apply to adoption as I know it. Last week I wrote a list of thirteen things I want for my relinquished daughter. However, like any parent, there are things that I don't want for my... So Why Should You Place Your Baby for Adoption?
May 31, 2009, 3:13 pm
I just told you not to let the economy scare you into relinquishing your child for adoption . But the question remains: should you place your baby for adoption? What reasons are good reasons to make such a decision? What are "bad" or not-so-good reasons to do such a thing?
People from 'natural families' are curious to know if I ever felt the urge to find my biological mother. Despite my horrendous upbringing at the hands of my adoptive mother and its effect of stunting... Adoption Changes Lives
Adoption has always been an important aspect of my life. I was adopted at the age of three, and I must admit that I am very thankful for the family I have today. Being adopted has created feelings...