Tag Archives: parenting

Originally published on AdoptiveFamilies.com When you adopt a toddler or an older child, be prepared to encounter some surprising behaviors. Experts and parents share their strategies and successes. Parents of newborns, whether through adoption or birth, can follow a mostly predictable pattern. When the baby cries, he’s hungry, needs a new diaper, or is tired. […]

Good afternoon! There are several upcoming opportunities for adoptive families to participate in a WISE Up Conference. Please view the information below for more details and to learn about how to register.  Presented by the Wisconsin Post Adoption Resource Centers When it comes to handling questions and comments about adoption, kids need to be empowered […]

Attachment is critical to healthy relationships. When a child comes to your care with a history of trauma, you can tell him that he is safe, wanted, and loved, but that isn’t always enough. Sometimes, there is a disconnect between thoughts and feelings and that can become the foundation for an insecure attachment, leading to […]

On behalf of Around the PARC, we are pleased to inform you of a few events that may be of interest to you and your family in the coming months. For additional information regarding each event please contact the personals listed below in blue. We hope you enjoy! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Teen Bowling Tuesday, February 9, 2016 […]

Here are some great cultural community events that may interest you and your family, on behalf of UMOJA! As many of you know, the reason Umoja exists is because of the commitment that the leaders of African Heritage Inc (AHI) made to me when I approached them, especially Bola Delano and Sabrina Robins. AHI has […]

This week’s featured TED Talk features the child prodigy, Adora Svitak who explains why the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and  optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach. Enjoy this 8-minute video that serves as a reminder […]

Happy New Year, on behalf of Adoption Choice Inc.! With a new year, new obstacles may arise, as well as new opportunities for happiness. We’d like to start off 2016’s Ted Talk Tuesday with a story that will bring a smile to your face at this point in the week. Most importantly, as a reminder […]