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Adoption and Parenting Reads of the Week

Wow, Thanksgiving is over and now it’s basically Christmas. It happens every year, yet always surprises. Luckily, you have a few more weekends before the madness ensues, and we hope you’re leaving room for lots of rest, joyful connection, and space to read great things. Like the pieces below, our favorites of the week.

We’re here for you always, whatever you need. Take care of yourselves this weekend, dear friends.

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Signs your child is being bullied, and what to do about it. “If school is where the bullying takes place, parents might find that their kid feels well during the weekend and sick during the week, van der Zande said. She also noted that if a child suddenly gets embarrassed about something that wouldn’t normally trigger such feelings, it might be a reflection of ‘some hurtful teasing’ the child is experiencing.”

Gratitude is the self-care practice we all need in our lives.

The complicated calibration of love, especially in adoption.

How would you describe your family in three words?

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids.

Are nursery school-aged kids swearing more?

How do I know if I need medication?

What can you do to raise a happy baby?

Do you need a post-adoption contract agreement?

How to cope with the adoption process during the holidays.