parenting Articles
Young Adult Transracial Adoptees Talk about Adoption
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by ddavanport
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What is it like to be black and raised by white parents What is the experience of transracial adoption from the perspective of the adoptee Host Dawn Davenport interviewed four black adoptees in their 20s who were raised by white parents about their experience with transracial ado... Read more
"Gifted," ASD, Processing Speed, and More
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by 76Trombones
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GIFTED, the movie, sparked a conversation in the Toronto Star. First, a mathematics professor wrote an opinion piece taking umbrage at the Hollywood emphasis on nature rather than nurture in giftedness. In describing the development of himself and other exceptional students, he s... Read more
Should You Tell Your Adopted Child He Was Conceived by Rape, His Mother an Addict, Etc?
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by ddavanport
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The unfortunately truth is that sometimes our adopted kids have sad, complicated, and often disturbing parts of their history orbirth parents history. Should adoptive parents tell their kids the hardpart of their story Should you tell your precious child that he was conceived thr... Read more
12 Stupid Things People Actually Say to the Infertile
Monday, June 19th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Sometimes you have to wonder about the basic humanity of some folks, to say nothing about their intelligence. Here are the top 12 stupid things people have actually said to those suffering from infertility, including what I wished I could have said in response. Honestly folks, I ... Read more
Accommodation and Self-Advocacy, Depression, ASD, Law and Policy, More
Monday, June 19th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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STANDARD TEST ACCOMMODATIONS. In The Hechinger Report, a young man writes about being refused extra time in a state test that is the gateway to a prestigious scholarship competition. He is multi-exceptional, and makes exceptional use of analogies and metaphors in his arguments fo... Read more
Hill Harper Is a Dad!
Friday, June 16th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Hill Harper, known for his work on hit shows like CSINY and the upcoming The Good Doctor, recently spoke with People magazine about his journey to fatherhood. Harper had always assumed that parenthood would be in his future, expecting it to come along in the more traditional rout... Read more
Interstate Adoption: Adopting Across State Lines
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Suzanne B. Nichols, an adoption attorney with over 25 years of experience in private domestic adoptions and now reproductive law in the areas of surrogacy and donor eggs. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey. Subscribe to Creating a Fami... Read more
Rules for Successfully Adopting out of Birth Order
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by ddavanport
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We have heard the following rules of thumb from adoption therapists and families who have successfully adopted out of birth order Pay particular attention to the displacement of the eldest child. There is less disruption if the eldest children, who will be displaced, is under the... Read more
2e Stories, Anxiety, James T. Webb Interview, Attention, and More
Monday, June 12th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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DON'T FEEL BAD if you had trouble figuring out what was going on with your 2e kiddo before you knew he was twice-exceptional. At the Huffington Post you can read about a family in which the two parents have a combined three advanced degrees in education -- but who went through th... Read more
You Know You’re Infertile When…
Monday, June 12th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Sometimes youve got to laugh to keep from crying. Have you ever heard Jeff Foxworthys comedy routine You know youre a redneck when Hes got hundreds of answers, including you own a home with wheels on it and several cars without and your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand. ... Read more
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