International Adoption Articles
Gindis, Ph. D.
adjustment of a school-age internationally adopted child
It is difficult to imagine something that could be comparable
to the complexity of the adjustment experience of a school-age child
adopted internationally. Try to envision yourself amid a completely
unfamiliar social/cultural milieu, being bombarded by thousands of novel
auditory and visual experiences, and, on top of this, being handed over
to adult strangers who are now part of something you may have never
experienced before, called "family." That is what internationally
adopted (IA) children are going through as soon as they land on American
There are physical, cultural, and emotional/behavioral
aspects of the adjustment that the IA children need to make Read
you show your love to your child?
Show-and-Tell in various forms is a popular feature of
many preschool classrooms. When you watch children making their presentation
you understand the popularity of show-and-tell. Kids love to talk about
their interests and passions but they love to share those interests
and passions even more.
Love is the biggest show-and-tell of
them all and you need to make it a part of your every day life. Read