Newsletter #13 for Internationally Adopting Parents
April 9, 2006
PAL Center Inc.

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Adoption training courses are convenient and most affordable way
to quickly access a psychological consultation on the issues you
need to address.
Check out the course library,
use the opportunity to speak to the instructors


2006 Annual
Medical Institute & Conference


April 27 - 30, 2006

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International Adoption Articles

Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Pros and cons of keeping the native language of the adopted child

If adoption is on your mind, you should think through your strategies on native language issues of your future child well in advance. Indeed, the preservation of the first language is a "hot" topic for many adoptive parents who often have to choose between their hopes and dreams and the reality of parenting a traumatized post-institutional child. The article points out at some aspects of development of your internationally adopted child, which you should consider deciding on the child’s native language preservation.


From our database:
Parenting a teenager is always difficult

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
Need help parenting a teen?

Teens need parents to parents. They already have friends...

Bryan Post, Ph.D., LCSW
How to overcome your child's lying: three step lying solution
I once received a phone call from a distraught parent, “My fourteen-year-old son lies non-stop about everything. It’s so bad that if he keeps this up, we have threatened to send him to boot camp!” As well as lying, the child had been skipping class and wrestling practice; I gave the parent’s three suggestions to follow for the next two weeks.

Linu Thankachan
Why and how parents should impart their children with the right kind of sex education?
Here are a few good reasons why you need to take some time out and make sure that your child has the right kind of sexual information and how it can help your child...

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
Four tips to building self esteem In children
Parents want their child to have good self-esteem. However, self-esteem doesn’t come naturally to children. It is something that must be fostered, developed, nurtured and grown. Following these four tips can help.

Deanna Mascle
Do you show your love to your child?
So why do we so often think it is enough to simply tell our children that we love them? It isn't enough. Love is the biggest show-and-tell of them all and you need to make it a part of your every day life.
Children do as we do, not as we say, and down the road do we really want our children simply mouthing the word: "I love you" to us as they rush out the door? Or do we want them to show us in many ways?


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