International Adoption Articles
Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
on ADHD in internationally adopted children
in post-orphanage children is a matter of great practical significance
and is an emotionally charged issue for adoptive parents. I have to
point out that the core of ADHD - impulsivity, restlessness, and inattentiveness
- may be symptoms of many other disorders, or just one of the characteristics
of post-orphanage behavior, or social adjustment.
to find age appropriate toys for children
memories of childhood usually bring to mind a favorite toy. A cuddly
doll, colorful crayons, or a special wagon are all childhood favorites.
Toys bring a great deal of joy to children, but they also can be valuable
learning tools. Exploring, pretending, and sharing are just a few of
the important skills children develop while they play. Toys don't have
to be expensive. Cardboard boxes in the backyard and measuring cups
in the bathtub are favorite standards. But parents who do wish to purchase
toys may find it helpful to know what toys to choose and which to avoid
for children of different ages.
for better sight
countries, inadequate nutrition is the main cause of blindness. Vitamins
are antioxidants that keep our body including our eyes healthy. Vitamins
A, C, and E have all been shown to be important in eye health There
is increasing evidence that many fresh foods such as fruits, vegetables
and fish contains components which are important for eye health.
children should learn vegetable gardening
you can create a sense of nature, patience, and an appreciation of work
theyve done themselves in your children, you will have accomplished
something great. This will have provided them one of the longest lasting
gifts you could give them. One way to accomplish this is to encourage
them to learn vegetable gardening. All that is needed is a small patch
of earth, some seeds, and water. Some other things that may be added
along the way will be wonder, laughter, and dirty faces. All of this
will be mixed together to provide a very memorable project and experience.