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THE REALITY OF PARENTING
AN INTERNATIONALLY ADOPTED CHILD UNDER 3

Unit 1: Introduction: what will I learn in this course?

Unit 2: Prenatal life of a child
  • Stage one of pregnancy - pregnancy is confirmed
  • Stage two of pregnancy - movement is felt
  • Stage three of pregnancy - bonding begins
Unit 3: Birth to 12 months
  • Labor and delivery
  • Adoption and the birth process
  • Development: birth to six weeks - (In Limbo)
  • Development: four weeks to five months (The Lap Baby)
  • Beginning separation - the invisible bond
  • Six months to twelve months - differentiation: checking in, crawling and walking
Unit 4: 12 to 24 months - the second birth
  • Normal milestones and a lack of mothering on the previous stages
  • Maximizing attachment and healthy development
Unit 5:"The best age of all" or "The terrible twos?"
  • Twenty four months
  • Thirty six months
Unit 6. Conclusion
  • Course summary
  • Signs of possible problems
  • Maximizing attachment with your child
  • The importance of touch
  • Guidelines for parenting your internationally adopted child
  • Looking ahead
  • References
 

 

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