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Importance of Parental Consistency

Consistency , n . steadfast adherence to the same principles; agreement or harmony among the parts of a complex thing All parenting books talk about how consistency is critical. Examp... [more]

Parental Storytelling

Many parents use storytelling to supplement reading books to their children. Children love being told stories. There's an added level of interaction from reading a story including your own v... [more]

Snippets from the Life of An Older Child Adoptive Family

Hannah arrived home in December 1997. We've been a family for four years now. These journal entries share both the joys and challenges. 26 December 1998, here 13 months For C... [more]

Sports Participation

We have all heard the statistics regarding children involved in sports. How kids in sports are less likely to be involved in drugs. That girls are less likely to get pregnant. But, there ar... [more]

The Perfect Match on Adopting the Older Child

Shortly after Hannah got home, I told a friend of mine about my new six-year-old daughter and commented that she was rather strong willed. He laughed and said, "... [more]

Therapeutic Storytelling

Most adoptive parents tell a variation on the story, "The Day We Met You," or, "Our Story," or "How You Came Into My Life." This story shares the adoptio... [more]

Things I Did Right

Hannah, age nine, has been home three years. Here are things I've done right in the time she's been my daughter. Several of them were things I never thought about before I became an a... [more]

Things I Did Wrong

My daughter has been home for over three years now. With time and parenting experience behind me, I realize I did several things wrong when I first adopted Hannah at age six. I di... [more]

Time for You

When do we get a break? When do we get time for us? How do we find time? Parents balance multiple challenges within day to day living. Finding parental time to get re-charged and renewed... [more]

Tips for Parenting the Tough Ones

Some parents are so lucky as to parent children who follow directions, are compliant, and act amenable. Others of us, are not. Our children may present us with short-term challenging ... [more]

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James is a very nice and friendly youth who enjoys the outdoors. He likes to play video games on his PSP and do normal teenage activities. James can be very respectful. He... [more]
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