Archive for July, 2012

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Talking to Your Child about Adoption

“Where did I come from?” For parents of adopted children, this question can be especially tough. Astrid Dabbeni, executive director of Portland’s Adoption Mosaic, offers tips and resources for when and how to have those earliest conversations about adoption.

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Raising an Only Child

Raising one child is a choice many parents are making in this modern age. Susan Newman, best-selling author, loads us up with tips on the unique (and not unique at all) aspects of raising an Only.

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Choosing to Have an Only Child

Is it somehow “wrong” for parents to choose to have only one child? Mother of one, Heidi Lindelof, opens our eyes to the many ways folks place judgement on the parents of only children.

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Why Kids Behave Badly with Their Parents

Why are our kids little angels at school/daycare/playdates and then the horns come out as soon as they’re home? Dr. Heather Wittenberg gives us some insight into the nature of the beast.

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The Pros and Cons of Reward Charts

You’re desperate. No matter what you do, your child is not behaving. Think a reward chart might do the trick? Read on to hear two highly respected early childhood development experts debate on whether or not to reward.