International Adoption Info

Newsletter #47 for Internationally Adopting Parents
February 8, 2007
PAL Center Inc.

In This Issue
Group Consultations Calendar

by telephone or email

Post-adoption family consultation and counceling

The next consultation:

Sun, February 25, 2007
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

#4. Behavioral issues: are these mental health problems, or post-institutional behavior, or lack of parental techniques?

Dr. Boris Gindis

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Latest Articles
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International Adoption Articles Directory

Elizabeth Radisson
Children Grown Up: Adolescent Nocturnal Enuresis
Urinating while asleep, also called nocturnal enuresis, is common in children. It is messy and worrying, but as it is unintentional, it can only be an indication of a body system growing adapted to sleeping without diapers. Nocturnal enuresis in teenagers and adolescents, though, may be worrisome for parents; it can be embarrassing for older children, and is considered a physical manifestation of deeper troubles in a teenager or adolescent.

Dr. D.S. Merchant
Lipid Screening in Children and Adolescents
The only need for cholesterol screening in children and adolescents is to identify pediatric patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), since early disease detection is crucial in order to facilitate treatment to prevent coronary artery disease.

Charley Huang
Is Baby Acne Common Among Newborns?
Baby acne is not uncommon among newborns and same like adult acne, it has a special name ‘infantile acne’. Cheek is one of the favorite spot for infantile acne to grow but it may also strike chins and foreheads of newborns. When a baby is born with infantile acne, the period of which it will hang on is from 2 weeks to 2 months. Worst case scenario makes it possibly till 6 months on the infant.

Next Workshop Announcement

Identifying and Addressing
School-related Issues in
Internationally Adopted Older Children

Thursday, February 8, 2007
Jewish Family Services (Greenwich, CT)

Saturday, February 17, 2007
Kidsave (Washington, DC)

Our Readers' Comments

In the previous Newsletter #46 we have published an article of Mark Lakewood Bullying Prevention Skills and Techniques for Children, which prompted the readers to share with us their own and entirely different experience with bullying:

When our 30-year-old son was in 6th grade he had a problem with a bully. To build his self-esteem we enrolled him in Karate lessons. He learned he should never provoke, and to fight only as a last resort, for defense. After a few months the bully problem escalated and we brought the situation to the attention of the school, but the school did not heed our request to intercede. We gave our son our permission to deal with the situation the best way he could, and told him that we would support him. One day the bully's verbal abuse led to shoving and physical contact, so our son responded. The bully lost the fight, and our son was never again bothered by bullying for the rest of his school years. He eventually won a trophy in a Karate tournament and he emerged from a quiet, introverted 6th grader to a popular, respected 8th grader!
I reiterate that we pursued this route because the school was unresponsive to our request for help.
David Price

Did you think of what you will do if it's your child who is bullied? If you have already encountered the problem, would you share with us your approach and advice?



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