For Adoptive Parents: The Tween Years

For Adoptive Parents: The Tween Years

I joined 15 parents on Saturday, who wisely gathered to hear Beth Hall, Executive Director of PACT An Adoption Alliance, talk about what adoptive parents need to know about the tween years. Seriously, I could have used this workshop when my son was younger!I give these parents a lot of credit for getting help ahead of time. Launching an adopted tween is a little bit easier if you first understand the hidden developmental and behavioral landmarks...

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Online Teen Confessions on Facebook

Online Teen Confessions on Facebook

According to an article in Diablo Magazine’s March issue, many teens are turning to anonymous Facebook pages run by anonymous student moderators. Many teens post saying they are feeling lonely or rejected, however, some posts are more dire talking about suicide, drug use, crime, or promiscuity.  Here are some excerpts from the article: “‘Allison,’ one of the students who runs the DV High (Dougherty Valley High School)...

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