International Adoption Info

Newsletter #127 for Internationally Adopting Parents
March 31, 2010
PAL Center Inc.


Course SJM1
The reality of parenting an internationally adopted child under 3

Jean Roe Mauro, LCSW and Sara-Jane Hardman, the authors
of the book

If I love my kid enough

BGCenter Has Opened its
West Coast Office -
the BGCenter-West!

Dr. B. Gindis
travels between offices and
provides services in both Centers

Next Trip
June 5-19, 2010

Please call the main number at
for the advanced scheduling
in both locations

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Dan Morton
Parenting Teenagers - 3 Tips For A Closer Relationship
When parenting teenagers, the closeness of your relationship with your teen depends on one key skill - effective communications. I'm not talking about how well you as a parent can lecture your teen - on the contrary. Good communication skills are a two-way street - that means the parent must also listen effectively as well as talk.

Dr. Marlene Maheu
Teenage Smoking: A Brief Comparison of Social & Biological Factors that Influence Adolescent Boys and Girls
Different social and biological factors seem to influence teenage smoking behavior. Teen smoking is a complex issue that has profound health effects over a lifetime. This article will attempt to identify key factors that play a role in teenage smoking behavior.

Martina Baker
Teenage Despair: The Terrifying Simple Fact
All of us remember when we were teenagers. Boy, what a phase in our lives. The need for peer acceptance, parental expectations, raging hormones, acne…It's no surprise teenage despair exists in such high numbers.

Betsy Drake
Your Teen is Often Sleep Deprived, Far From Lazy
Exactly how many dads and moms get irritated attempting to get their teenager out of bed every morning for school? Neither noisy alarms, music nor yelling in their ear would seem to make them move an inch. It makes you wonder whether your adolescent is just trying to avoid going to classes or genuinely is that worn-out.

Katherine Teel
Teens and Caffeine
Between school, part-time jobs, activities, planning for their future, and navigating complex social and emotional situations, it's truly not easy to be a teenager. While they're trying to deal with all of those things, the one thing that almost always gets sacrificed is sleep. So instead of getting the good, healthy amounts of sleep their developing bodies need, they get far too little, and try to make up for it by ingesting too much caffeine.

Brandy Kennedy
The Signs of a Teenager in Trouble with Alcohol and Drug Abuse
This is for all the parents out there in a mad world, filled with so many temptations that young minds can hardly cope. When your child is in trouble with alcohol and drug abuse how do you recognize?

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